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John Elias Archuleta

John Elias Archuleta, 69, died Sunday January 7th, 2018 at his home in Granby.

He leaves behind his wife of 18 years, Beverly (Cline) Archuleta; his son, Joseph Archuleta; and two daughters, Maria Archuleta and Lisa Bourey; as well as nine grand-children.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm. January 17th, at Grand County Mortuary at 204 Byers Avenue, Hot Sulphur Springs, 80451.

He will be best remembered as a devoted fisherman, and could be seen on the river whether hot or cold, fish or no fish. This is where he found true peace.

He will be missed dearly by many.


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Some cultures never wrote an obituary, they just ask if the man that has past had passion! My brother John had passion. He had passion for family, passion for love , passion for fun , passion for laughter, passion for his ideals, passion for the great Spirit which surrounded him and passion for fishing on the river where he was most in tune with the spirit. I was lucky that I was able to share some of those passions and moments with him! My life has changed with out him ! Not being able to talk to my brother every day has made a hole in my life and my heart. What We all have to fill those holes are the wonderful memories of him fishing, telling jokes and laughing so hard we would cry, and the moments of our life's together from the time I was just a little brother to the time when I realized that he was more to me than a big brother. He has always had love for his family even through rough times in his life. He was there for me when I went through some of my own! He reminded me that things will get better with time, and they did with his help , fishing, laughing, talking about life and what we had to look forward to in life's journey.Sitting on his front porch after a hard day of fishing relaxing and eating snacks at our favorite fishing spots were just a few of some of my favorite times with him! And There were many.I probably have never laughed so hard as I did with my bro John. I will always love him. I will always miss him. I will always have him in my heart!! Keep on fishing Bro. And save a few for me to catch when I can go fishing with you again! He has made me a better man because of him being my brother by what we experienced together! I love you bro I will see you later at our favorite fishing hole! As he would say,, I must fish! and "go Broncos "

David Jan 17 2018 12:00 AM

John was my brother in law for 23 years and I have fond memories of him. Most of those memories being holiday dinners, camping at Hot Sulphur with our families and laughing. John may have been a great fisherman but he was also a comedian....a great comedian. Rest in Peace John. You will be missed.

Karen Archuleta Jan 17 2018 12:00 AM

Some cultures never wrote an obituary, they just ask if the man that has past had passion! My brother John had passion. He had passion for family, passion for love , passion for fun , passion for laughter, passion for his ideals, passion for the great Spirit which surrounded him and passion for fishing on the river where he was most in tune with the spirit. I was lucky that I was able to share some of those passions and moments with him! My life has changed with out him ! Not being able to talk to my brother every day has made a hole in my life and my heart. What We all have to fill those holes are the wonderful memories of him fishing, telling jokes and laughing so hard we would cry, and the moments of our life's together from the time I was just a little brother to the time when I realized that he was more to me than a big brother. He has always had love for his family even through rough times in his life. He was there for me when I went through some of my own! He reminded me that things will get better with time, and they did with his help , fishing, laughing, talking about life and what we had to look forward to in life's journey.Sitting on his front porch after a hard day of fishing relaxing and eating snacks at our favorite fishing spots were just a few of some of my favorite times with him! And There were many.I probably have never laughed so hard as I did with my bro John. I will always love him. I will always miss him. I will always have him in my heart!! Keep on fishing Bro. And save a few for me to catch when I can go fishing with you again! He has made me a better man because of him being my brother by what we experienced together! I love you bro I will see you later at our favorite fishing hole! As he would say,, I must fish! and "go Broncos "

David Archuleta Jan 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Archuleta

Juli & Robert Jan 16 2018 12:00 AM

John was such a hard worker and avid sportsman. Our thought and prayers are with you.

Penny & Bill & Prince Hamilton Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Archuleta

Caitlin Wedgwood Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM