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Benito E. "Dick" Archuleta


1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Benito E. "Dick" Archuleta Obituary
Aztec, New Mexico

Benito E. "Dick' Archuleta

1933 - 2017

Benito E. "Dick" Archuleta, 83 of Aztec New Mexico passed away on April 27, 2017 in Aztec, New Mexico. Benito was born on April 28, 1933 in Turley, New Mexico to Benito Archuleta and Abelina Chavez. He worked at the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for 38 years retiring in 1993. Benito was a big family man and cherished the time he got so spend with them. Benito enjoyed playing the guitar with his brothers. Dancing and traveling made Benito very happy. He always had a handshake and a smile. Benito was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children Nellie Archuleta, his son Joseph Archuleta and his daughter Hazel Archuleta Romero. He is survived by his wife Dolores Archuleta who he married in 1993, his sons Dennis, Anthony and Alex Archuleta and his daughters Rose, Elaine and Bernie Archuleta, he is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited for Benito on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima in Blanco, New Mexico with deacon Pat Valdez. A funeral mass will take place Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:00 at St. Rose of Lima 7378 US Highway 64 Blanco , New Mexico with Deacon Pat Valdez as celebrant. A Interment will take place after mass at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Blanco, New Mexico . Benito's care is entrusted Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington, New Mexico 404 W. Arrington, Farmington, N.M. 87401. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com
Published in The Durango Herald on May 1, 2017
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