Joel Rios

July 13, 1959June 29, 2019

Joel Rios peacefully entered into eternity on the afternoon of June 29, 2019, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Joel was born in Mexicali, Baja California on July 13, 1959 to Carolina Santacruz. He was 6 years old when his mother married Modesto Rios and the family immigrated to Corona, California. He graduated from Corona Senior High in 1977 where he discovered his love for photography and wood shop. He was a hard worker from his teenage years when he worked for the family gardening business. He later worked as a certified welder, and was most recently employed at Tripac in Corona CA. He is survived by Sarah, his loving companion of 37 years, a son Joel Rios, and 2 Sister’s Maria and Alexandria. He is preceded in death by his parents Carolina Rios, Modesto Rios, and two infant sons Joel and Benjamin Rios. Joel was a loving companion to Sarah and was like a father, grandfather and great-grandfather to her four children, 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was also a loving brother, cousin, uncle and friend to many. He will forever be remembered for his tender caring heart, great sense of humor, love of music and his passion for dancing. He will be dearly missed, but we hold on to the hope that one day we will be together again.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 19, 2019


Joel Rios

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