Mary Archuleta


Mary V. Archuleta, 78, of Brighton, died Nov. 24, 2009.

    She was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Ranchos de Taos, N.M., to Josie and Dewey Struck, Mary spent her childhood in New Mexico and graduated from Menaul High School in 1949. Upon her husband’s return from the Korean War, the two married Oct. 25, 1951. They moved to Thayer Junction, Wyo., where Mike started working for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1953. Later, the family moved to Rock Springs, Wyo. Mike was transferred to the Denver area in 1979 and they moved to Brighton. After her husband died, she owned her own cake decorating shop and then worked at Cakes by Karen, where she retired in 2006. She was an active member of The Menaul-Allison Alumni Association of Denver, the Brighton Genealogy Society and was a past member of Moose, American Legion, and Elks.

    Survivors include her children, Roberta (Kerry) Winkler, of Bellevue, Neb., Margaret Jackson, of Lochbuie, Edith Schott, of Littleton, Viola (Russell) Lopez, David, James and Michael, of Brighton, Diana of Green River, Wyo., Manual of Rock Springs, and Fred (Debbie) of Hemet, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

    A memorial service is at 10 a.m., Dec. 11 at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton. Cremation will take place.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or to Front Range Hospice.


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