Jo Ann Rodriguez Carrizales, 68, of Taylor, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Baylor Scott and White in Temple.
She was born June 19, 1951, to Refugio and Avelina Rodriguez in Thorndale. Jo Ann married Mario “Marty” G. Carrizales Sept. 4, 1971, in Taylor.
Jo Ann was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylor. She graduated from Thrall High School in 1970. She worked for the Williamson County and Cities Health District and retired in 2005.
Jo Ann loved spending time with her husband, granddaughter and dogs in her backyard. She enjoyed traveling, reading and working on puzzles.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents Refugio Rodriguez; Avelina Gonzales; grandmother Lucia Ybarra; and her beloved dogs Wicket, Rudy and Munchkin.
She is survived by her husband, Mario “Marty” G. Carrizales; daughter, Stephanie M. Carrizales; and granddaughter, Avelina Carrillo and her son Gabriel J. Carrizales of Minnesota; brother, Richard Rodriguez and his wife Cathy; sister Jeanette Rodriguez; nieces, Crystal and Charlotte Carrillo of Taylor; and nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other family members.
Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Providence Funeral Home, with rosary recited at 7 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held Friday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.