Ruben Timoteo Gurule

Ruben Timoteo Gurule,

Age 68, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM after battling recent health issues.  He was born in Embudo, NM to Filemon Gurule and Leornada Archuleta Gurule in 1951. Known to many as “Charms”, Ruben was always full of life and will be remembered for his wonderful smile, tall storytelling, and sense of humor. Ruben loved to listen to Spanish music and loved to go to events like the Taos Fiestas, senior dances, or a venue where he could enjoy live Spanish music. He was known to frequent local restaurants where he could enjoy some of his favorite foods; especially El Taoseno, where he was adored and doted on by the staff. He is preceded in death by his parents, Filemon Gurule and Leonarda Archuleta Gurule and brother, Leroy Gurule.  Ruben is survived by his sisters, Angela Gurule, Becky Acosta (Rudy), and Esther Torres; brother, David Gurule (Diana) and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family would like to thank staff from Tender Heart Assited Living in Albuquerque for their compassionate care over the last several months. Numerous people in the Taos community have helped Ruben over the years. The family is thankful for the support from the local community- especially staff members at the Taos Medical Group, Mountain Home Health Care, AAA Home Care, and Taos RTD. A family funeral service was held at Rivera Family Funeral Home in Taos. A private burial was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery.   Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home, Taos.  To share a memory, please visit our website at

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