Ft. Garland resident Leroy Jesse Archuleta, 58, passed away February 12, 2018 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Leroy was born on December 12, 1959 in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Vicente Archuleta and Cresanta Griego Archuleta. Leroy was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed painting, doing carpentry, watching western’s and spending time with his children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers and friends.
Survivors include his daughter Melinda Garcia of Ft. Garland, CO; sons Mario Atencio (Breanna Daniels) of Grand Junction, CO; Michael Atencio of Denver, CO; grandchildren Karina Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Mario Garcia, Marivel Atencio, Luis Angel Garcia and Marryssa Atencio, sisters Bertina Knoll of Denver, CO; Kathy Archuleta of Ft. Garland, CO; sister-in-law Beatrice Archuleta of Denver, CO; brothers Tom (Sadie) Archuleta, Manuel (Jessica) Archuleta, Doro (Pat) Archuleta all of Denver, CO; Myers (Bernice) Archuleta of Ft. Garland, CO; David (Henrietta) Archuleta of Denver, CO; brother-in-law Luis Valdez of Denver, CO. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents Vicente and Cresanta Archuleta, sister Margaret Valdez and one brother Joe Archuleta.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the the Blanca/Fort Garland Community Center. Interment will follow at the Ft. Garland Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-5 PM at the Church at Ft. Garland. The care of arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.