Edward was born July 2, 1930 in Las Animas, Colorado to Antonio and Bessie Archuleta. Edward made his journey to be with God on

Edward Milton Archuleta

Edward  was  born  July  2,  1930  in  Las  Animas,  Colorado  to  Antonio  and  Bessie  Archuleta. Edward  made  his  journey to be with God on September 16, 2013 at his home in Ely, Nevada.

Edward  spent  his  childhood  in  New  Mexico  with  his  other  six  siblings.  He  met  his  wonderful  wife  Lucille  Benavidez and was married in San Miguel, New Mexico on Feb-ruary 20, 1954.

Edward, Lucille and their six children moved to  Currie, Nevada in 1963. Edward worked for Nevada Northern Railroad for 27 years, retired, then went back to work  for the US Forest Service for 8 years.  In the late 1960’s, the  Archuleta family relocated to Ely, Nevada.

US  Army  Private  First  Class  (PFC)  Edward  Archuleta  served  his  country  proudly  (Korean  War)  being  inducted  May 10, 1951  and  received  honorable  discharge  on  October  16,  1956.  Since  the  1980’s  Edward  was  a  member  and District Deputy of the Knight of Columbus and a member of the VFW. While in New Mexico, he was also a member of the Los Hermanos de la Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padra Jesus.

Coming from a large family, Edward has many relatives in many states, primarily in Nevada, that he adored and respected. Edward is survived by his wife, Lucille and children; Lily Archuleta Taylor (Henderson, NV), Gloria Archuleta Allen (Farmington, New Mexico), Ronald Archuleta (Spring Creek, Nevada), Theresa Archuleta Mike (Ely, Nevada), and  Eddy “Andrew” Archuleta (Ely, Nevada) and Siblings; Wilma Gonzales (Magna, Utah ), Mike Archuleta (Commerce City, Colorado) and Eva Harness (Hawthorne, Nevada).  Edward is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; Jeremy Allen, Darrell Archuleta, Andrea Steiner, Alex Garcia, Jared Allen, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Taylor, Antonio Steiner, Gabriel Archuleta and Braydon Parr-Garcia.

Edward is preceded in death by daughter; Berniece Archuleta Perry and Siblings; Lila Montoya, Joe Archuleta and Alfonso Archuleta.

There was a Rosary for Edward on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm. at Mountain Vista Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at Ely City Cemetery. Please join the family to celebrate Edward life following the graveside ceremony at the St. Lawrence Hall located at the church.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Edward Archuleta’s behalf.

District Deputy of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the VFW. While in New Mexico, he was also a member  of Los Hermanos de la Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesús.

Coming  from  a  large  family,  Edward  has  many  relatives  in  many  states,  primarily  in  Nevada,  that  he  adored  and  respected.  Edward  is  survived  by  his  wife  Lucille,  and  Children:  Lily  Archuleta  Taylor  (Henderson,  NV),  Gloria Archuleta  Allen  (Farmington,  New  Mexico),  Ronald  Archuleta  (Spring  Creek,  Nevada),  Theresa  Archuleta  Mike  (Ely, Nevada)  and  Eddy  “Andrew”  Archuleta  (Ely,  Nevada)  and  Siblings:  Wilma  Gonzales  (Magna,  Utah),  Mike  Archuleta (Commerce  City,  Colorado)  and  Eva  Harness  (Hawthorne,  Nevada.)  Edward  is  also  survived  by  seven  grandchildren  and  three  great  grandchildren:  Jeremy  Allen,  Darrell  Archuleta,  Andrea  Steiner,  Alex  Garcia,  Jared  Allen,  Jacob  Allen, Jonathan Taylor, Antonio Steiner, Gabriel Archuleta, and Braydon Parr Garcia.

Edward  is  preceded  in  death  by  Daughter:  Berniece  Archuleta  Perry,  and  Siblings:  Lila  Montoya,  Joe  Archuleta,  and  Alfonso Archuleta.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Edward Archuleta’s behalf.