Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Ernesto Martinez of St. john’s Catholic Church officiating. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Ballard Funeral Home from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Burial of cremains will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, August 24, 2018 at General Douglas L. McBride Veterans Cemetery.
Orlando was born March 7, 1935 to Jose Miguel Archuleta and Sara Corona Archuleta in Arabela, NM. Both his parents preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his children Steve, Corrine, and Ernestine Archuleta; brothers Willie and Melvin Archuleta and sisters Felicita Cordona and Josephine Dominguez.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son Ernest Archuleta; daughter Tanya T. Archuleta; brothers Tony Archuleta, Frank Archuleta and Serafin Archuleta; sisters Arabella Horton and Ceralia Soliz; grandchildren Anastacia M. Smith, Jason D. Miller, Joe Rodriguez, Tino Archuleta, Bobby Archuleta, Ray Baltazar, Frankie, Johnny, Stephanie Archuleta and Sandra Castillo. Also surviving him are numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Orlando was a very proud Marine serving our country during the Korean War. He had a passion for fishing, cruising and hiking. His biggest passion was spending time with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Condolences to family. I enjoyed talking with Orlando. He would visit my grandfather Lupe, all the time.
George PetersonRoswell, NM
We are very sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.
Esperanza and Raymond OteroRoswell, NM
With heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you continue to cherish your precious memories, and may you find comfort in Jehovah the God of all comfort. For he promises to give you the strength to endure these difficult days. (Revelation 21:3, 4)
Our Deepest Sympathy & Prayers to Orlando's Family. He was such a good Friend to Our Family, especially to my Brothers. May You RIP. Maggie & Alex Rodriguez
Maggie Vargas RodriguezRoswell, NM