Joanne Washburn
October 1, 1941  -  September 30, 2018

Joanne Washburn

Funeral Service
Corona School Auditorium
531 Franklin St.
Corona, NM  88318
Friday, October 5, 2018
11:00 A.M.
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Washburn Ranch Cemetery
Washburn Ranch
Corona, NM  88318
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Joanne Washburn, 76, of Corona passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. She was born October 1, 1941 in Snyder, Texas to Robert Henry Wellborn and Nancy Lorena Wellborn who both preceded her in death.
She moved to Lincoln County in 1967 and taught school at Corona, Thoreau, Capitan and Ft. Stanton and taught many grades and subjects, she retired in 2006. She attended the Corona Presbyterian Church.

She married Royce Washburn on June 30, 1962 at Magdalena and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1998.

She is survived by her daughter, Becky Washburn-Brown and her husband, Tom; her son, Justen Washburn and his wife, Korie; two grandchildren, Tarren and Teagan Washburn; her brother, Dick Wellborn; sister, Mary Nell Washburn and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Wellborn.

Her funeral service will be Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Corona School Auditorium with burial to follow at the Washburn Ranch Cemetery.


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  1. Dr Scott Childress
    Cross Plains, TX

    So so sorry for your loss. She was an inspiration to those who worked her at Capitan. Her computer lab transformed many lives.

  2. Andree Germany
    Capitan, NM

    Becky, I'm so sorry about your mama, she is free of all pain,running up there with all our precious animals. They will care for her, and give her lots of love. She will now watch over you and Tom. She will always be by your side, and there when you need her.

  3. Lesley Lowe
    Larimore, ND

    Becky and Tom,
    I want to extend my condolences on the loss of your dear mother, Joanne. I hold you in my heart at this difficult time.
    Lesley Lowe

  4. Eddie and Mary Beth Fowler
    Capitan, NM

    Becky and Tom,
    Eddie and I were saddened to hear of your loss.
    Please know that our love, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of your family. Eddie and Mary Beth

  5. Jeannie Fifet
    Stephenville, TX

    Becky, Justin and family, Your mother was a wonderful teacher and person. So sorry for all of you . May God bless and comfort each of you. Knowing we will all see each other again someday , where there is no more tears or pain. Jeannie Fifer and family

  6. Charlie and Betty Martin
    Cisco, TX

    Joanne was such a classy lady. I loved knowing her. May God provide you with comfort and strength.

  7. Colinda Hinkle
    Lamesa, TX

    Condolences to the family. Teacher and good friend to everyone.

  8. Ken and Laura Jones
    Mountainair, NM

    Condolences to all the Washburn family. Joanne and Royce are special friends forever in our hearts. Be strong through these hard times and know they loved all their family dearly.

  9. Rhonda Montoya
    Nogal, NM

    Not easy to lose your momma.... my Heart breaks for you. Love and prayers to you and your family ❤️

  10. Sunni Nance Gothard
    Ruidoso, NM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all 💐
    Sincerely, the Nance and Gothard families. We cherished your friendship for many years.

  11. Joel & Linda Edwards
    Lordsburg, NM

    So sorry for your loss.
    Our prayers & condolences to her family.
    She was a wonderful lady, and will certainly be missed😪

  12. Mike Patterson
    Whitney, TX

    Sorry for your loss.

  13. Brian and Lisa Anderson
    Bozeman, MT

    We are very sorry for your loss.

  14. Betty Donohue
    Wagoner, OK

    Am really saddened to hear of Joanne's passing. I really enjoyed knowing her and Royce. Sincere condolences to Becky and Justin.

  15. Shawna Dobbs Bradley
    Roanoke, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  16. Neva Brown
    San Angelo, TX

    Joanne was a joy to know during my Corona years. Good memories of her!

  17. Lanny & Tammie Maddox
    Nogal, NM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Bertie Burke
    Trinity, TX

    So sorry to hear about Joanne. Prayers for the family.

  19. Patti Burris Brady
    Bayfield,, CO

    Such a beautiful lady. We went to school together in Datil, NM Our folks were close friends and ranch neighbors. You will be missed Joanne.

  20. LoisAnn Holleyman Ratliff
    Glendale, AZ

    She was a good friend and an especially fun person. I enjoyed when she stayed with me and went to school in Portales.
    She was special and knowing her was a privilege.
    My blessing to Becky, Justin, and family.

  21. Sara Gutierrez
    Lincoln, NM

    I am sorry for your loss

  22. Ruby
    Capitan, NM

    She is now whole, without suffering and finally with the love of her life!!
    Truly bitter sweet ❤️

  23. Sherry Lynn Gowen
    Capitan, NM

    A very special lady... loved her very much. God bless her and her family.

  24. Debbie Anderson
    Capitan, NM

    Saddened for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  25. Sue and Don Hinman
    Yuma, AZ

    Kori and Justin so sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort at such a difficult time. Hugs and God Bless. Love Aunt Sue

  26. Kathleen Phillips-Hellman
    Capitan, NM

    Praying special photographs and memories will be of some comfort to her family, friends, and the many people whose lives she touched.

  27. Charlotte Hefner Araujo
    Artesia, NM

    So sorry for your loss She was a wonderful and beautiful lady Thought and prayers are with the family

  28. Michelle montes
    Capitan, NM

    So sorry for your loss! Your family is in our prayers!

  29. Skeebo Norris
    San Saba, TX

    Joanne and Royce.....helped me so much when I was in College at NMSU, so many people don't know, they fed me when I was hungry, nurtured me when I needed a talking to, consoled me when I was down, and encouraged be the man I am today...I owe so much to this lady and her in peace. Ms. Joanne.....see you on the other side....condolences to Becky, Justen and families....

  30. Barbara Lovelace Hardisty
    Stephenville, TX

    So very sorry many prayers for all I know she will be missed

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