Gloria Archuleta Martinez

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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

Staff (776 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Carl Hereford Jr.

    13 hours ago
    by

    Long time Oracle resident, Carl Hereford Jr., 85, passed away October 4, 2014 at Heritage Manor in Catalina. Carl was […]


    Arboretum November Exhibit: Luminary Artist John Aho

    October 30th, 2014
    by

    Tempe luminary artist John Aho celebrates light, both natural and unnatural. By day he excels at capturing subjects ranging from […]


    Gilbert Artists Teach Camera Basics & Fall Color Nov. 9

    October 30th, 2014
    by

    Editor’s Note: Gilbert pro photographer Michael Madsen shoots with a Nikon, while Patty Van Herpen prefers Canon. The artistic duo […]


    Freeport-McMoRan Awards $60,000 Grant to Experience Matters to Enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment, Reduce Domestic Violence

    October 30th, 2014
    by

    Phoenix- Experience Matters, an organization that is creating a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting the skill and passion of […]


  • Stories Just For You

    Dennis Enzy Boatman

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Dennis Ezzy Boatman, 80 years of age, of Queen Valley, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19 in Apache Junction.


    Annie L. Jimenez

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    , 81, San Fernando, Calif. (born in Superior, Ariz.) passed away the night of Friday, Oct.


    Maria Luisa Pelayo

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    , 90, Superior/Tucson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Oct.


    Marcella L. Jaimez

    October 28th, 2014
    by

    Marcella “Marcy” L. Jaimez, 57, of Tucson, Ariz. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at University Medical Center, Tucson.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin