ARCHULETA, RICHARD E. ("RIFLE") age 71, of Farmington, NM, passed away November 12, 2013. He was born in Cuba, NM to Jose Francisco and Candida Archuleta whom have preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death are his brothers: JB, Frank, Prospero and Vicente. He is survived by his sons: Duane Archuleta and Raul Archuleta (Kristin); daughter, Jolyn (Deanna) Janelle (Jon); sisters: Josephine Gutierrez, Priscilla Ramirez and Annie Montes (Gilbert); grandchildren: Mario Archuleta, Santiago Archuleta, Raegan Archuleta, Sam Janelle and Emma Janelle; sister in laws, Inez Archuleta, Sally Archuleta, Elsie Archuleta, several nieces, nephews, and friends. Richard was the most generous man. He retired from the New Mexico Department of Transportation after almost of 40 years of service. He was right there to help anyone out who needed anything. He loved spending time with his family and friends, jamming out with friends, Tejano music and going to the Casino. He was a brilliant musician. He was such a spirited man who was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. He had many friends and will be dearly missed by all. Special thanks to Ted Gutierrez and Mike Quintana whom were some of his best friends that would do anything for him. A Mass will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Santo Nino Catholic Church at 1:00 pm in La Jara, NM. Burial will follow immediately. Reception to follow burial at Guadalupe Hall in Cuba, NM.
Published on: Sat November 16, 2013