William Francis Arko,

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William Francis Arko, 62, of Eagle Nest passed away from a tragic accident on November 13, 2019. He is preceded in death by his son, Scott Arko, parents, Lorene and Leo Arko and sister, Janet Arko Johnson. He was born and raised in Eagle Nest, NM before joining the U.S. Army for 4 years in Washington. After returning from his service in the Army, William worked in the Moreno Valley area for the remainder of his life as a father, brother, and a dear friend to the community. He enjoyed spending his time contributing to the community by cutting trees, reducing the prairie dog population, spending time at the lake, and snowmobiling. William is survived by his son Brian, his brothers and sisters, Agnes Gibson (Scott) of Eagle Nest, NM, Anna Pabst (Mike) of Roswell, NM, Ernie Arko (Barbara LeBeck) of Albuquerque, NM, brother in-law, Richard Johnson, Michael Arko of Monroe, LA, Leo Arko (Barbara) of Eagle Nest, NM, Rita Butts (Michael) of Welch, MN, Nina Arko-Hay (Kenneth) of Nambe, NM, David Arko (Sharon) of Ft. Collins, CO, longtime co-workers at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and many other relatives and friends. Rosary will be recited on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 9:30 AM at St. Mel’s Catholic Church in Eagle Nest with funeral mass to follow at 10:00 AM. Interment will be held at the E Town Cemetery in Elizabethtown. Reception will follow at the Eagle Nest Community Center. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home, Taos. To share a memory, please visit our website at www.riverafuneralhome.com

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