Joann Patricia Anaya (Patsy), Age :65

Dec 14,1954---Jul 17,2020

Joann Patricia Anaya (Patsy) was born on December 14th, 1954 and raised in Albuquerque NM, she passed away on July 17th 2020 after a 7-year heroic battle with breast cancer.

Joann leaves a strong legacy of children in Joseph Anaya SR and Lisa, Jeremy and Stephanie Anaya, Jillian and Sam Robison, John and Maria Gonzales, Jack Anaya and Joanna Anaya. Her beloved grandchildren Cypress, Joseph Jr, Ashlyn, Jaqualynn and Jude Anaya, Tyler Shanovich, Hannah, and Arianna Elevario, Elijah Montoya and Sophia Anaya. Jason and Joaquin Vargas, Sammy and Sofia Robison and Penelope Gonzales. Her siblings Jimmy and Linda Gonzales, Johnny and Elizabeth Gonzales, Judy Reed and Dora Jean Gonzales. Her partner Tommy Tafoya and her dog, Frito.

Joann was the life of the party with positivity as her motto. She loved to dance, spend time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed her time at the casinos. She had a tireless work ethic which permeated to others, she worked in the healthcare field with a big and caring heart.

Joann will be dearly missed and will always be in our hearts, our angel watching over us. She is with her mom and dad, Joe and Dora Gonzales may you Rest In Peace our beloved Momma.

Celebration of life will be celebrated at a later date due to the current circumstances.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663

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Jimmy and Linda Gonzales Jul 25 ,2020

Brother and Sister-in-law ,Goodyear ,Arizona

To all of Patsy's family and friends we share in your lose. Sister, sister, sister we miss you so very much. Our love for you and the love you had for us can not be put into words. You will always be in our hearts. I hope we will have your faith, strength, love and ability to forgive others.

DONNA M ARMIJO Jul 26 ,2020

Cousin ,ALBUQUERQUE ,New Mexico

I remember growing up with Patsy and she was always a loving and caring person. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to her family and siblings. Richard and Donna Armijo (Griego) and family

James Griego Jul 27 ,2020

Cousin ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

We want to send our dearest condolences to her family. Yes she will be missed

Jillian Robison Jul 27 ,2020

Mother ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart." – Mahatma Gandhi I still walk outside expecting to see you sitting in a chair in the backyard, getting your sun. We shared many wonderful memories, I will keep in my heart forever and share with your grandchildren. I’ll love you forever and always Momma. Rest In Peace my dear momma.

Deedee Herrera Jul 28 ,2020

Jack Anaya Sr Cousin ,Moreno Valley ,California

To all of Patsys family, our condolences to you all. I’ve heard wonderful things about Patsy. I pray for Gods peace and comfort for you all. God has a new Angel. Blessings from your cousins in Cali. Aunt Angies family. Cousin Deedee🙏🏻❤️