Gloria Archuleta Martinez

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was born in Denver, CO on July 19, 1954. She was raised in Kearny, AZ and passed away on June 27, 2014 in Mesa. She was 59.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Salvador; and son, Isaiah Juan of Kearny, AZ. She was born the eldest daughter to the late Don Archuleta II of Costilla, NM and Helen S. Archuleta formerly of Silver City, NM. She is also survived by four brother, Ernie Archuleta, Don Archuleta III, Johnny Archuleta all of Kearny, AZ and George and Daureen Archuleta of Mesa, AZ; one sister, Margie Archuleta of Visalia, CA; and 7 nephews and 6 nieces.

Because Gloria was the eldest daughter, she grew up helping to raise her brothers and sister. After graduating for Ray High School she married the late Jose (PePe) Gonzalez. She worked at the Ray High School and when she retired she moved to Mesa and went back to her first love, caring for children. She married her second husband Salvador Martinez and soon after adopted their beautiful son, Isaiah Juan. Even though she was a child care provider with her own child, Gloria never hesitated to help anyone in need. She was so generous with her love, all the children referred to her as “Nina”. After moving back to Kearny in 2011, she continued to love and care for all her nieces and nephews.

One of Gloria’s favorite past times was planning family parties. She knew the birthdays of every aunt, uncle, brother, sister, niece and nephew! She loved every holiday, because it was another opportunity for a party.

She was loved by everyone and we all feel the loss. The world is changed with Gloria not in it. She was a huge part of all our lives and she will be forever missed. We Love you, Gloria…

Funeral services for Gloria were held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 with visitation at Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church, Kearny. Interment followed at Kearny Memorial Cemetery.

Online guestbook: www.GriffithMortuary.com

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