Patricia J. Rios

Patricia J. Rios
Patricia J. Rios

Patricia J. Rios, 72, of Amarillo, TX passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020.

A celebration of life will be held at New Life Church, 406 Pittsburg St, Amarillo TX 79104, on Friday, October 2, 2020, at 11 am. Family requests that masks be worn. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Patricia, better known as Patsy, was born June 19, 1948, in Lubbock, TX to Santos Guerrero and Pauline Garcia. She was the youngest of three children.

Patsy was a dedicated and hard worker. She worked for 30 years as a Registered Nurse, most of that time at our own Northwest Texas Hospital and then as a traveling nurse before retirement. Patsy loved listening to music from Al Green, to Bach, and Worship. She also had a passion for swimming, and could be found most often laughing at the Bingo Hall with her best friend Gloria. Above all, Patsy was passionate, full of love and took pride in all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they were her world. She had a heart of gold, with so many Son’s and Daughter’s she treated as her own. Patsy opened up her home to many on cold nights, and never once hesitated to feed anyone with her last dollar. She had a long-standing relationship with God and led many to faith. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father Santos and beloved mother Pauline; a son, Anthony Rios; two brothers, David and Stephen Guerrero; a sister, Cecilia Lucero; a nephew, Daniel Lucero; and a niece, Christa Lucero.

Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Rios, of Amarillo, TX; a son, Tarin Rios, of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Taylor Liles and wife Sarah Liles, Alexander Rios, Marc-Anthony Rios and spouse Ashley, Olivia Rios, Karina Rios and spouse Nathan, and Jaydin Rios; great-grandchildren, Zaira, Jesslynn, Fox, and Kamden; and many cherished nephews and nieces.

5 Replies to “Patricia J. Rios”

  1. Patsy I remember when you came to visit us in Wichita ks when I was young. You told the best stories. I’ve lost contact with you and I just found out you had passed. You were a beautiful person inside and out and your smile was so warm. I loved you and someday we’ll meet again. I’m sad for your family but happy that you’re with Him.

  2. Tia Patsy, you were Mama’s baby sister & best friend, our loving Aunt that was always there to help us whenever we needed you!! You are what I looked up to & admired when you were an RN. I just knew that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up. Thanks for being our crazy Tia & taking care of us when Mom needed your help. Give Mama, Daniel and our little Christa our love!! Someday soon, I’ll join you & rest of our loved ones in heaven with Our Father!

  3. I was very young when we visited Patsy, Alex
    and the kids. It’s been many years since I’ve seen her but I will never forget her beautiful smile and warm hugs. My condolences to the family.

  4. Pasty(Patty Momma) will never be forgotten. I remember many times I just needed advise or needed her to comfort me about my mother’s illness. Many conversations to never be forgotten. My mom always ask about her. Yes, yes, I listened to Al Green with her. She treated me like her own. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. I know your hearts are hurting. Pauline, I still giggle about the last story you told me about her at the bingo hall. Something about the car and a ditch. 😉
    Love you all!

  5. Patsy was my very first Best Friend in Amarillo when I would go visit my sister Rosie. We had the best of times in her yellow Volkswagen! As we “grew” up we lost touch but I Never forgot her and our great times together. May you rest in peace my Amiga❤️ 🙏😘 Love you always, Patsy Fierro Watts

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