David “Rocky” Archuleta

David “Rocky” Archuleta

Born June 11, 1972, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father Tommy Archuleta; maternal grandparents Tomas and Dora Gonzales; paternal grandparents Berlamino and Anne Archuleta; Godparents Fred and Angel Trujillo; Uncle Joe G. Maestas; cousins Timothy and Jay Maestas. David was known to many as Rocky, a kindhearted man, would give his shirt off his back to help his cousins.  He always felt as having to be the family protector, watching over all of us.  If you needed help, he was right there no questions asked.  He looked forward to seeing his cousin Helen Archuleta and she would make it a point to call him, cook for him and just made sure he was okay.  He loved his low-rider car shows and magazines.  He had a lot of projects he wanted to accomplish, but time ran out.  Rocky will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.  He is survived by his mother Dianna Portillo (Manuel), daughter Carissia Archuleta (Marcos), brother Tracy A. Archuleta (Eileen); niece Miranda Archuleta (Margarito)  uncles, Roger Archuleta and Art Gonzales (Rose), aunts Nora Maestas, Lorella Salazar, Annette Vigil, Louisa Romero (Ruben), Gloria Trujillo (Veltran), Cecilia Montano (Gary); cousins Serafin Vigil (Rhonda), Andreita Vigil, Francisco Salazar, Nicole Garcia (Deric), Brittany Gonzales, Yolanda Ryan (Tim), Dede Teter, plus many more cousins, relatives and friends. With a heavy heart, we all say God Bless you and may you rest in peace surrounded by your loved ones in heaven A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at a later date. The family of David “Rocky” Archuleta has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos.  866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com

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Rocky, where do i start, we grew up together, you were a great guy, you grew up to be a great man, i moved away from Taos but when i went for visits and id see you, you were the same Rocky i grew up with, well much much taller haha, tears me up that you left us so young, but my friend, you are in the great kingdom, no more suffering for you, now its time for you to watch over all of us and well maybe talk to us every now and again, remember you still have a bunch of people here that miss you and love you, the memories of our youth will remain in my heart and i will cherish them forever, RIP Rocky till we meet again,,,,,,,,,[smile]

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