August 4, 1949-October 12, 2015

Born August 4, 1949 in Ely, Nevada, went to Ely Grade School, graduated from Wite Pine High School. He was drafted into the Army, July 10, 1968, and he was honorably discharged June 21. 1970. While in the Army he served a tour in Vietnam as a machine gunner on a helicopter. Upon his return he moved to  Reno, Nevada where he worked at Piston of America then went to work fo the State of Nevada Highway Department for 33 years. He met Julie Sambrano whom he married (later divorced) and they had a daughter Sonja which was his world. Sonja wed but death claimed her shortly after her wedding. Chico never overcame the loss of his daughter.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Father, Vincente Archuleta, Mother, Mary Archuleta Mascareas, step-father Paul Mascarenas and his daughter, Sonja Archuleta DeAngelis.

Survived by his sisters: Virginia Sambrano, Beatrice Huddleston (Carl); his brothers: Carlos Archuleta, (Kathryn); Manuel Archuleta; also his half-brothers, Anthony Mascarenas and James Mascarenas; step-sisters; Elaine Parry (Jim); Sandra Valdez and Linda Coleman; numerous nephews, neices, cousins, aunts and uncles. His companion and close friend Concha was close by at the time of  his death along with his little man Raymar (his great nephew).

There will be no service per Chico’s request, but there will be a gathering of friends and relatives on October 24, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Copenhagen Bar in Sparks at 2140 Prater Way.