by Staff Reporter / Apr 09, 2018 / 0 comments


The obituaries for Carla “Louisa” Baca, Alice R Archuleta and Ernesto C. Archuleta have been provided by family and funeral homes. Please read on for full details.


Carla “Louisa” Baca of Santa Clara Pueblo

Carla “Louisa” Baca (TA), 48, a resident of Santa Clara Pueblo passed away of a sudden illness on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Carla was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Angela Baca; nephew, Adrian Baca; cousins, Richard Nichols, former Governor Bruce Tafoya, Greg and Tina Garcia, and Leon Lonnie Lovato.

Carla loved to play sports, she loved helping people and was involved with the Early Childhood Center in Pojoaque. She worked at the Santa Clara Pueblo Library and taught the youth many things and was also involved with the Tewa Women United. She was an aspiring Native American Actress in many movie rolls and gave her life to the Lord to be a servant. Carla loved spending time with her family and she will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her siblings, Janice, David, Gordon (Christine), Chuck (Anna), Gary (Kim), Leona (Jim), Darryl (Dolores), Chris (Janice), and Alvin Baca; God-children, Jareth and Anissa Baca and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6:30 the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with a wake service to follow at 7:00 p.m. and a rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Catholic Church in Santa Clara, with a burial to follow at the Santa Clara Pueblo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to DeVargas Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

The family of Carla “Louisa” Baca (Ta) has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.


Alice R Archuleta of Truchas

Alice R Archuleta, 86, a resident of Truchas passed away of a lengthy illness, on Monday April 2, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Policarpio Archuleta, daughter Mary Louise Romero, Sons, Larry, Ernie, And David Archuleta. Ms. Archuleta is survived by her daughters Cynthia Vigil(Eugene) of Truchas, Lucy Lujan(Pablo) of La Mesilla, Cathy Otero of Los Lunas, Darlean Urban (Joe Robert) of Fort Mohave A.Z., Son-in-Law Roy Romero, Siblings, Gilbert Rael, Cora Maez, Mabel Martinez, Miquelita Espinoza, Pricilla Sioss(Bob), Luis Rael(Diane), Linda Ladman(Mike), 11 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grand Children, 2 Great-Great Grandchildren and one special Godson Jeremiah Martinez.

A Public Visitation was held on Thursday April 5th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of the DeVargas Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday April 6th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Nuestra Senora de Rosario Catholic Church in Truchas with a burial that followed at the San Miguel Cemetery in Truchas.

Serving the family as pallbearers, Julio Vigil, Geno Vigil, JD Vigil, Paul Martinez, Bobby Romero, Elmer Otero Jr., Larry Archuleta Jr and Ernie Vigil.

The Family of Alice R Archuleta has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 



Ernesto C. Archuleta of Chimayo

Ernesto C. Archuleta, 85, a resident of Chimayo passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 with his family by his side. Ernesto was preceded in death by his parents, Juan Pedro and Rebecca Archuleta; in-laws, Florian and Patrociana Montoya; son, Jose Rudy Archuleta; granddaughter, Valerie Christine Archuleta; siblings, Jerry and Olivama Archuleta and close cousin, Ricardo Archuleta.

Ernesto was a loving, caring, peace keeping, and humble man who loved the outdoors, working on his garden, irrigating his land and caring for his animals. He loved his grandchildren deeply and enjoyed spending time with his family. Ernesto enjoyed his occasional beer, and especially loved his visits with his brother Leo and sneaking “a tragito”. Most of all Ernesto loved his wife Genoveva as she was his sweetheart and his #1 priority.

Ernesto is survived by his wife, Genoveva Archuleta; children, Judy Rose Archuleta (Roderick Garcia) and Jody Archuleta (Annette); daughter-in-law, Yolanda Archuleta; grandchildren, Stephanie Archuleta (Sean), Erica Archuleta, Matthew McKinney (Yolunda), Ashley Archuleta (Daryl), Valerie Archuleta (Chris), Henry Baca (Vedra) and Monika Sandoval (Mariano); great-grandchildren, Keanna Cohen, Brendan French, Jayden Jones, Sean and Noah McKinney, Lenox Lorenz, Andrew, Eric and Audrey Sandoval, Miranda, Cassandra and Jose Baca; great-great grandchildren, Alysa, Leah, Deja, Desiree and Mila; siblings, Porfirio Archuleta (Orlinda), Lugarda Montoya, Videlio (Phil) Archuleta (Helen), Leo Archuleta (Gloria), Trinidad Vigil, and Elvira Martinez; brother-in-law, Gilbert Montoya (Marie); sisters-in-law, Lugarda and Carolina Montoya, and many  God-children and other relatives and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Addus and Compassus nurses, Dulcenea Marquez, Alberta Peña, Maria Rivera, Maria Gutierrez and Rosie Salazar for their wonderful care of Ernesto.

Public visitation was held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary recited at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo. Burial took place at the Nuestra Señora de Dolores Cemetery in Chimayo with the following serving the family as pallbearers, Jody Archuleta, Matthew McKinney, Ashley Archuleta, Valerie Archuleta, David Archuleta, Chris Borunda, Sammy Martinez, Telesfor Montoya, and Gilbert Montoya Jr. Serving as honorary pallbearers are, Roderick Garcia, Elias and Daryl Martinez, Sean French, Finnie Gonzales, Henry Baca, Patsy Vigil, Froylano and Sylvia Montoya, Sandra Baca, Toby and Elsie Trujillo, Cathy Ortiz, Edumenio Martinez, Gilbert Coriz, and Jasper Tucker.

The family of Ernesto C. Archuleta has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.