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William Archuleta

September 10, 2003 — October 31, 2023

William Joseph Archuleta III was born September 10, 2003. William was born to Billy and Bonnie Archuleta. William is survived by his parents Billy and Bonnie, fiance KaitLynn Hernandez daughter Willow Archuleta brothers Estevan Eylicio wife Sami, Chris Archuleta wife Emily, Anthony Archuleta sisters Brenda Pearson husband Ryan and sister Cassandra Terrazas husband Alvaro. Grandparents Peter Eylicio companion April, grandmother Tomasita Orona husband Arturo, and Kaitlynns grandparents who he loved dearly Papa Larry Chavez and Mema Gloria Chavez. Nephews Nicholas Eylicio, Grayson and Jaxton Pearson, Chris, Nico, Juanito, Emilio Archuleta and Alejandro Terrazas. Nieces Layla Apodaca, Armmonica Terrazas and Mariah Garcia, lots of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends who he loved. William is preceded in death by grandparents William and Emma Archuleta and aunt Brenda Archuleta



It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William Archuleta, who left this world much too soon. William was only 20 years old when he passed away, but in his short time on earth, he touched the lives of so many people in countless ways.

William was born in Grants NM but raised in San Rafael NM. William attended San Rafael Elementary and then Graduated from Grants High School. While in high school William played football, basketball and his favorite, baseball. He loved going to the gym and playing with his nieces and nephews. Williams passion for sports continued even after high school as he played men’s league basketball with his brother Estevan and later softball with his sister Brenda, brother Estevan, brother in law Ryan, sister in law Sami and for awhile with his fiance Kaitlynn.

After high school William moved to Albuquerque for a few months with his finance and worked for Home Depot. William then decided it was time to begin a career when he became a daddy. William was eager to graduate from Corrections Academy and become a Correctional Officer at WNMCF but sadly his journey was shortly ended just weeks before his graduation.



William was a kind and generous soul who always put others before himself. He had a huge heart and cared deeply for everyone he met. William was the kind of person who would go out of his way to help a friend in need, and he never hesitated to lend a hand whenever someone needed it.



Above all else, William loved his family more than anything in the world. He had a close bond with his parents, Billy and Bonnie Archuleta, and he cherished his siblings, Estevan, Brenda, Anthony, Chris, and Cassandra . But most of all, he adored his fiancé, KaitLynn Hernandez, and their precious little girl, Willow. William was a devoted partner and father who never missed an opportunity to show his love and affection for his family, and they will forever miss him dearly.



Although William's passing has left a hole in the hearts of those who knew him, we choose to celebrate his life and the joy he brought into the world. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but his legacy of love and kindness will continue to live on through the lives he touched. Rest in peace, William.



Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM On Friday, November 10th, 2023 at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Grants, New Mexico. Burial following at San Rafael Cemetery, In San Rafael, New Mexico.
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Rosary

Friday, November 10, 2023

4:45 - 5:30 pm (Mountain time)

Saint Theresas Avila Church

, Grants, NM 87020

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Mass

Friday, November 10, 2023

5:30 - 6:30 pm (Mountain time)

Saint Theresas Avila Church

, Grants, NM 87020

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