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Obituary: Jo Ann Taylor Portz

Jo Ann Taylor Portz

June 28, 1944 – April 12, 2022 (age 77)

Jo Ann Taylor Portz, 78, passed away April 12, 2022 in Casper, Wyoming. Jo Ann was born June 28, 1944 in Buffalo, Wyoming, as the daughter of Robert and Leona Taylor, who raised her and her six siblings. She married Donald Pickinpaugh and had four sons and a daughter: Stephen, Don, Robert, Ralph, and Mary. There will be a potluck/memorial Blitz tournament at Midwest Park on June 25 at 11 a.m. Jo Ann helped run the Arcade bar for over 20 years, where she made friends with many people including hunters, bikers, ranchers, rig hands, and the people that she was always there for to be a friend. She was known for her strong character and kind heart, and she will be missed by many.