JOSEPH CID RIOS III(1965 - 2012)

JOSEPH CID RIOS, III Nov. 20, 1965 - Nov. 15, 2012 Joe Rios, our beloved husband and father, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, November 15, 2012. He worked at Costco for 21 years after receiving his Bachelor's and Master's degree from Chico State University. Joe had a life-long love for sports, especially wrestling. He was a popular local coach and referee. Joe was a warm, affectionate, hard-working, gregarious father who never ended a conversation with his family without saying, "I love you"! In addition to his wife, Rebecca; children, Gabriela, Desmond, Cordero and Olivia; he leaves his grandmother, Socorro; mother, Lucy; father, Joe II; brothers, Rodney, Michael, Gabriel; beloved Aunt Beatrice; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico. Services will be held at the Neighborhood Church in Chico, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with a private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Joe Rios Memorial Fund, in care of Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home. You may share your thoughts and memories of Joe online at

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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 21, 2012