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Mary Martha Archuleta

d. April 24, 2024


Mary Martha Archuleta, age 77, of La Mesilla, NM, passed away peacefully April 24, 2024, with her loving family by her side.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Cippie Archuleta, daughters Yvonne Martinez and Beverly Mendoza, grandson Gabriel Archuleta. Parents Fidel and Gloria Sanchez, sister and brother-in-law Barbra and Gilbert Salazar,  aunt Mary Montoya who was like a second mother to her.

Martha was such a gentle and beautiful soul and a very attractive woman. Everyone knew her for her unconditional love, nurturing and caring heart. She always had time for anyone who needed to talk or a shoulder to cry on. She never let you leave without saying “I love you”. She was always ready, with a joke, and great piece of advise.

Martha loved her family deeplyShe loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her family knew her love was deep and always believed in the good in everyone. 

Her faith in the lord was very strong. She always gave you a small reminder that the Lord loved you and you always needed to keep him in your heart. Her faith carried her through lots of life storms which made her the strong woman she became. Despite her strength she was very soft spoken.

She is survived by her only loving and caring daughter Pamela Archuleta-Lujan and son-in-law Jay Lujan of La Mesilla; twin sister Mary Margaret Sanchez; great-granddaughter raised as a daughter Jayla Rae Lujan; granddaughter Desiree Lujan; Grandson and Godson Estevan (Stevz) Lujan, grandson Brandon Lujan; great-grandchildren Jaydon, Jordan, Jerran Lujan. Goddaughter Debra Segovia; Aunt Tessi Sanchez and many other relatives. Her best friend Lillian Brooks.


A Public Visitation will take on Monday, April 29, 2024, at 5:00 pm and a wake will follow at 6:00 pm in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, NM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, NM, and burial to follow at Santa Cruz Cemetery. 

Serving as pallbearers Desiree, Estevan, Brandon Lujan, Elmer Sanchez, Matthew Quintana and Clarence (Harry) Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are her great-grandchildren and Godchildren.

The family of Mary Archuleta has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.   505-747-7477
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