ARTHUR V. ARCHULETA FEBRUARY 3, 1930 - JULY 5, 2013 Our beloved Arthur passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Guadalupita Archuleta; brothers, Charles and Manuel Jr. Archuleta; sisters, Odelia Jiminez and Dolores Doyle; and his in-laws, Frank and Cleo Espinosa. He is survived by the "love of his life", Dora E. Archuleta, his wife of sixty years; four children: Katherine A. Bishop (Jeff), Rick Archuleta, Anna Jane Welch (Jeff), Christa Joy Romero (David); thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Isaac Archuleta; and sisters, Erlinda Watson and Ramona Loblein. Arthur proudly served his country in the U.S. Army
. Upon completing his tour of duty during the Korean War
, he joined the Santa Fe Police Department and worked ten years as a police officer
. Arthur then worked for thirty-one years with the NM State Highway Department where he retired. After a brief hiatus, he worked for Salve Tierra for twenty years, although he never considered this a job. He loved the people he worked for and they loved him in return. Arthur loved the Lord and was a member of Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community and served in various capacities over the years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and most of all spending time with his family. The family offers a very special thank you to Dr. Samora, Dr. Chan, Jennifer, Maria, Maria, Mary, and Geneva of Hospice Compassus for their genuine care and compassion. A Rosary will be held at Santa Maria de la Paz on Thursday July 11 at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at Santa Maria de la Paz. Honorary Pall Bearers are: Gilbert Espinosa, Robert Willeford, Michael Smith, Erich Hardt, Amanda Archuleta, Eve Rabinowe, Michael Lyon, Eloy Romero, Benjamin Baca, Lorraine Johnson, Annette Arizpe In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the
. Arthur enjoyed life, family and friends. He was always there to brighten the lives of others. He will be deeply missed!