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Robert O. Archuleta

1939 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Robert O. Archuleta Obituary
Robert O. Archuleta

Robert O. Archuleta, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2018. He was born July 18, 1939, in Cuba, NM, to Daniel and Gregorita Archuleta. Robert graduated valedictorian from El Rito High School in 1958, joined the US Army, and honorably served his country.

After he was discharged from the Army, Robert earned a BS degree in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University. Robert worked for the BLM in Albuquerque, NM, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Crownpoint, NM, Gallup, NM, and Flagstaff, AZ.

After retiring, Robert made his home is Horca, CO, on the Conejos River; "Mi Rinconcito en el Cielo", a home he dearly loved. Robert was also a musician for many years and a member of various bands in New Mexico and Colorado. He especially enjoyed volunteering his time and musical talent to the students of the Antonito Guitar Orchestra and the National Hispanic Institute. Robert also enjoyed volunteering at the Hunter Education Summer Camp sponsored by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita; daughter, Donna (Vern); sons, Kris and Chris (Sarah); grandchildren, Jacob and Hope; brothers, Dan (Martha) and Amadeo (Liva), and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and older sister, JoElla.

Service will be held at a later date at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Ridgeview Residential Home and Ambercare for all their support and care provided to Robert.

Please visit our online guestbook for Robert at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 25, 2018
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