|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1943|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 2012|
Bonnie H. Archuleta, 68, of Fort Sumner, NM, died Friday, January 13, 2012, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM, his family was at his bedside.
He was born January 31, 1943, in Clovis, NM, to the home of Joe T. and Annie (Pacheco) Archuleta.
Bonnie attended and graduated from Fort Sumner High School. He worked for many years as a pipefitter/welder and retired from Local 412 Plumber and Pipefitters Union. Bonnie served in the New Mexico National Guard, 200th Air Target Attachment at Fort Sumner, NM, from 1962-1968.
Bonnie was a horseman, he loved horses especially his favorite Olmeco, he also enjoyed elk hunting, welding, and especially spending time with his family and friends. Bonnie was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Fort Sumner where he served as president from 2006-07.
Bonnie is preceded in death by his father, Joe T. Archuleta in 1972 and his lifelong friend, Josh Randall in 2009.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbi-Yount Archuleta of Fort Sumner; his mother, Annie M. Archuleta of Fort Sumner; daughters, Cindy Skipworth and husband, Ailbe of Roswell, Debra Sumruld and husband, Mike of Hermitage, TN, Quindi Otero-Robertson and husband, Thomas of Albuquerque, Dallas BobbiJo Otero and husband, Mario Perez of Los Angeles, CA; sons, Brad Archuleta and wife, Kim of Stayton, OR, Queston Otero and wife, Jaime of Albuquerque, and Lee Q. Otero of Albuquerque; a brother, Joe Ed Archuleta and wife, Lou of Encino, NM; three sisters, Mary Ann Archuleta and husband, Lalo Hernandez of Albuquerque, Geneva Garcia and husband, Jimmy (Bo) of Albuquerque, and Bess Casaus of Albuquerque. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.
According to his family, Bonnie touched thousands of lives all over the world and never met a stranger. He always took pride in being an amazing cowboy, gentleman and family man. As long as we Forgive, friendships will grow. As long as we have Hope, our faith remains. As long as we Love, our tomorrows are forever.
Visitation hours will be 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Thursday, January 19, 2012, at the Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, January 20, 2012, with Father Sotero A. Sena officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Carlos Sena, Dale Burge, Sam Paterniti, Manuel Medrano, John Sena, James Joiner, Antonio Archuleta, Marvin Montano and Jon Wright.
Arrangements for Bonnie Archuleta are in the care of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM, (575) 355-2311. To share a favorite memory or sign the online guestbook please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com
Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on January 17, 2012
Saint Anthony Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jan 16, 2012
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