Manuel Archuleta, 82, a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria, a sister Cecilia Garcia, and a grandson Danny Garcia. whom he raised. He is survived by a son, Manuel Archuleta Jr. and wife Marsha and children Manuel III and Marisa; three daughters, Glenna Ortega and children Estevan (Caroline) and girls and Carlos (Deliah) and kids), Virginia Salaz (Phil Montoya) and children George (Regina) and kids, Kenneth, and Gloria & kids, and Debra Nelson (Santos Fernandez) and children Terri and kids, and Andrea (Samantha) and kids all of Las Vegas, NM two sisters: Maria Fidelia Rodriguez and Maria Lena Rocha both of Denver, CO; 8 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters-in-law: Mr. & Mrs Jake Lopez and family, Mr. and Mrs. Adelio Gallegos and family, Mr. and Mrs. David Montoya and family, Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Montoya and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montoya and family, and Arcenio, Joe, and Miguel Montoya.
He was born in Chapelle, NM on February 24, 1937 to the late Ramon and Quirina Garcia Archuleta. On January 19, 1957 he married Gloria Montoya who preceded him in death in 2014. After 25 years he retired as a maintenance worker for Northeastern Regional Hospital and also worked for the AT & SF Railway Co, the Parachute Factory, and Levi Strauss. His hobbies were making homemade wine, riding his bike, and was a member of the Latin Dezire Car Club, and=enjoyed playing cards.. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Pallbearers will be Manuel Archuleta Jr., Manuel Archuleta III, Larry “Bart” Gonzales, Andres Garcia, George Salas Jr., Kenneth Salas, Estevan Ortega, and Carlos Ortega. Honorary bearers will be Adelio Gallegos, Nero Ortega, Danny Garcia, Ernest Gutierrez, Billy Arguello, Eric Knezevich, Kenny Medina, Chuck Medina, Pancho Archuleta, Mike Roybal, ‘Bobby Madrid, Eric Marlow, Abran Casias, Steve Lovato, Gerald Chavez, and John Apodaca and also his special friends, Rosendo Gonzales, Manuel Chavez, and Sonny Ortega. Cremation will follow the services and the interment will be at the San Jose Cemetery on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m..