Robert Daniel Archuleta, 42, of New Ringgold, Pa., formerly of Dallas, Texas, entered into eternal life on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. He was the loving husband of Lisa (Urquhart) Archuleta. They observed their 15th anniversary on March 27th. He was employed by Honeywell, Allentown, as an aviation mechanic. Born in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of Candelaria (Lopez) Archuleta of Garland, Texas, and Daniel R. Archuleta, his most loving father, and wife Nancy, of Huntsville, Ala. He was of the Catholic faith. Robert dedicated his life to helping others. As an organ donor, his spirit of generosity will live in several lives he saved. He is best remembered by family and friends for his quick wit, sense of humor, hearty laugh, and love of animals. A doting husband, he enjoyed pampering his wife. His interests included cycling and camping. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Anastacio and Guadalupe Archuleta Avalos, and maternal grandparents, Panfilo and Rosa Lopez. In addition to his wife and parents, Robert is survived by his brother, Richard Archuleta of New Ringgold; two step-brothers, Joe Nieto of Huntsville, Ala, and Gabe Nieto of Austin, Texas; two step-sisters, Gina Morgan of Colleyville, Texas, and Jessica Renee Mayer of Huntsville, Ala; and a niece, Laura Anderson, New Ringgold. Aunts and uncles also survive. A memorial mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 in Basilica of San Albino, Mesilla NM. Monsignor Robert V. Getz will be the celebrant. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Las Cruces. Visitation and reception will follow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral. Donations may be made in his name to your local SPCA. Hartman Funeral Home, Inc., 1791 West Penn Pike, Route 309, New Ringgold is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 11, 2012