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 Maria Rafelita <I>Martinez</I> Archuleta

Maria Rafelita Martinez Archuleta

Rodarte, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
Death 7 Nov 1994 (aged 82)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot J, 17, 6
Memorial ID 51242 · View Source
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The Deseret News
November 8, 1994
page D5

Our precious wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Maria Rafelita Archuleta, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 7, 1994.

Born January 6, 1912 in Rodarte, New Mexico to Manuel and Maria A. Maes Martinez. Married Juan B. Archuleta on January 15, 1930. Maria was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and the Guadalupana Society and enjoyed playing Bingo.

Survivors: husband, J. B. Archuleta, Midvale; sons, Robert (Caroline) New Orleans, Louisana; Steve (Maria-Elena) Sandy, Utah; Paul (Rita) West Jordan, Utah; Tom (Juanita) Bennion, Utah; Mark (Peggy) Sandy; daughters, Lore (Zeke) Lopez, Kearns; Lillian (Ted) Martinez, Midvale; Flora (J.R.) Garcia, Midvale; Helen (Dennis) Gutierrez, Sandy; Anita Archuleta, Midvale; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by three infant children.

"Though our hearts are saddened by our loss, the heavens today became a little brighter. Thank you, Dear Lord, for blessing us with such a special Mother. She will always remain in our hearts."

Padre Eterno, te implopramos que recibes el alma de nuestra Madrecita, Maria Rafelita, y que los Angeles la lleven a su eterno descanso. Virgen de Guadalupe, que tenga misericordia de ella y que la recibe en sus brazos por su eternidad. Mama, nosotros te amamos y tu dejastes tu cario ente nosotros para siempre.

Funeral Mass Thursday, November 10, 1994, at 11 a.m. in St. Therese Catholic Church, 75 E. Lennox Street, Midvale. Vigil Service and Rosary will be held at St. Therese Church on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m to time of Mass.

Committal in the Midvale City Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Rafelita Martinez Archuleta (6 Jan 1912–7 Nov 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51242, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .