Michael Archuleta (1974 - 2018)

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  • "My condolences to the Archuleta Family. May God bless you..."
    - Eloy Aragon
  • "My deepest condolences & prayers go out to you, George,..."
    - Dahlia Romero Garcia
  • " My condolences to you Cecelia, and Diane, and your husband..."
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  • "Your cousin Steve . love you mike . R I P"

Michael Archuleta, age 44, passed away on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M. following an extended illness.
He was born on May 26, 1974, in Las Vegas, N.M. He graduated from Robertson High School.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Chavez-Archuleta; maternal grandparents Daniel, Elvira and Ramona Gurule; maternal aunt Joaquina Gurule-Baca; and paternal uncles Michael Archuleta, and Esequiel Montoya.
He is survived by his parents, George and Cecilia Archuleta; his sister and brother-in-law Diana and Richard Arguello, his son Felix Archuleta; his grandson Kaspian Archuleta; his niece Danielle Aragon (Franchesca); his great niece Amara Archuleta; his godson Justin Gurule; and girlfriend, Stephanie Burden.
He is also survived by maternal aunts Dora G. Martinez (Orlando, deceased); Josephine Harrison (Earl); Estella Ortega (Brigido); Leonor Tafoya (Richard, deceased); Mary Morales (Ray); maternal uncles Alfonzo Gurule and Gene Gurule (BonNet); aunt Judy Gurule; paternal uncle Sam Montoya (Rose) and aunt Sally Baker (Bo); and numerous first cousins.
Throughout his life Michael enjoyed fishing, hunting and being in the mountains. In his youth, he also enjoyed riding dirt bikes and going out dancing with his friends and cousins. In his own way, he was a comic and was able to make those around him laugh with subtle remarks, funny stories and jokes. He was social and knew a lot of people and was very well liked and fun to be around. He was a kind,quiet and gentle soul who will be missed by his family and friends.
Pallbearers include Richard Arguello, Ernie Harrison, Daniel Harrison, Richard Tafoya, Gene Gurule Jr., and Paul O. Martinez.
Honorary Pallbearers include his numerous remaining first cousins.
He was a Catholic and a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
Rosary for Michael will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Monday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Ave Las Vegas, NM 87701.
Please visit rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Aug. 10, 2018