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 February 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 Knights of Columbus and a member of the VFW. While in New Mexico, he was also a member of the Los Hermanos de la Fratermidad 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), Teresa 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 will be Rosary for Edward on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Mountain Vista Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at Ely City Cemetery. Please join the family to celebrate Edward’s life following the graveside ceremony at the St. Lawrence Hall located at the church.