She was a mother, grandmother, and loved her family deeply. She had a great sense of humor and we always laughed until we cried when we were together. She made friends easily and was always willing to help everyone. She loved gardening and had lots of flowers and plants in and around her home. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crochet and took pride in sewing, and created beautiful blankets, personalized gifts and clothing for her family and loved ones. She also donated her time and talent to sew for those in need. Her favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys, and you know if a game was on she was watching. Taking pictures was something she really loved, and she was the first one to pull out her phone and tell everyone to scoot together for a picture. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, and using modern technology. You could count on her to send you a recipe or a funny meme. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
JoAnn passed away peacefully on Thursday May 26, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. She attended school in Clovis, New Mexico. She had a career as a sales professional, in real estate, car sales, insurance and Avon. She served for years as a volunteer for the County Fair White Elephant non-profit organization. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
She will be greatly missed for her never-ending love, her sense of humor, her generosity, her strength, and wisdom, and all the many wonderful things she was to her family and friends in her life.
JoAnn is survived by her children: Laurie Reyna (Ricky), Lorna Castillo (Joe), Lynne Espino (Rick), and Jared Lujan, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many dear friends.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband Harry Eugene Pisel, parents, Jesse Charles Maxey and Mary Casaus Maxey, Sister, Margaret Maxey Anson, and brother, Robert Maxey.
Donations can be made to the following organizations in JoAnn's memory.
One Tree Planted
American Cancer Society