Ruben M. Archuleta Jr. was born Jan. 16, 1991, to Ruben M. Archuleta Sr. and Maxine Archuleta. Ruben married the love of his life Teresa M. Archuleta. They became one on Jan. 3, 2011.
He is survived by his wife Teresa Archuleta; sons, Ruben Archuleta III, Jonathan Archuleta and Joe Ray; daughters, Niki and Destiny; and his sister-in-law Valerie who he raised. He is also survived by his mother Maxine Archuleta; sister Elia Archuleta; brothers, Nathan Padilla and his wife Tiffany, Manny Archuleta and his fiancée Cynthia and Max Archuleta; nephews, Lucas Archuleta, Nathan Clovis Archuleta, Jeremy Ponce and one on the way; nieces, Destiny and Hope Padilla, Neveah Archuleta and Vanessa Archuleta. Also left to cherish Ruben’s memory are grandmother Elia Serna; grandfather Chuey Aguilar; favorite aunt Angela Serna; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ruben was preceded in death by loving father Ruben “Hammer” Archuleta Sr.; Jennie Valadez, Serveo Jr. Serna, Joe and Teresa Chacon; and favorite uncle Louie Serna.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Padilla, Manny Archuleta, Max Archuleta, Carlos Chacon, Jeffery Chacon, Johnny Peralta, Joe Ray Sanchez, Roger Orona, Patrick Sedillo, Angela Serna, Elia Archuleta, Anastacio Sanchez Jr., Ruben Archuleta III, Jonathan Archuleta, Johnny Lucero, Rena Orona, Louie Ray Contreras, Tommy Miranda, Yvonne Olivares, Emily Tegeda, Louie Salcido and Issac Hernandez.
Ruben Jr. was a wonderful husband, dad, son, brother and uncle. His wife was his heart, his kids were his soul, and his family was his life. He was a great person and an especially great dad. He always provided for his family and helped anyone in need. He had such a big heart and was such a loving person. Ruben was a wonderful son who loved his parents very much, and also had to have his shake and tea every day.
A prayer service for Ruben Archuleta Jr. will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012, at South Park Cemetery. The family requests that no gang attire is worn to the services for Ruben Jr.
The family will be receiving family and friends at 1410 S. Madison.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.