Jose Francisco Archuleta (73) 24 Oct. 1944 - 15 May 2018


Joe Frank Archuleta of Medanales, NM passed away at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, NM.  Joe was a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran Paratrooper and a Retired Denver Firefighter.   Joe helped protect our freedom, fought fires and saved lives, unfortunately we couldn’t save his. 

Joe loved life and lived life to the fullest.  Joe is survived by children Dan (Teena) Archuleta, Jessie Archuleta of Alamosa, CO., and Tracy (Michael) Vargas of Monte Vista, CO. ; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.  Joe is preceded in death by parents Frank and Epifania “Eppie” Archuleta of Capulin, CO., and one brother.  Funeral services will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM on 1 June 2018 at 1330.  A memorial will be held following funeral services at the American Legion in Espanola, NM.

Joe will always be remembered in our hearts and memories.  “Airborne”!