In loving memory of

Donald I. Archuleta
November 24, 1956 - November 14, 2020

Private family services will be at the funeral home.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to the family.

Donald Isador Archuleta was born on November 24, 1956 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Don and Della (Valdez) Archuleta. Donald entered into eternal peace on November 14, 2020 at his home in Shenandoah, Iowa surrounded by his loving and supportive family after a brave battle with cancer.

Donald's childhood memories included going fishing with his dad and brother Everett, eating tomatoes from the garden, eating apples from the family apple tree and painting the family fence every summer. Donald was a hard worker. He had a great love for his family and for the Lord. His caring ways, sense of humor and love of life will be deeply missed. He was also willing to help anyone out in their time of need.

Donald moved to Shenandoah on January 22, 2006. He began work at Earl May Nursery. He later worked for Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group as a merchandiser until May of 2017 when declining health forced him to retire. Donald met his soul mate, Martha Gray within his first year of moving to Shenandoah. Donald would often write songs and sing them to Martha. The couple was blessed with the birth of two children Amanda and Donald. He was a proud father. He enjoyed reading stories to his children and loved to sing them to sleep at night, He was a talented singer and guitar player.

Those welcoming him to his heavenly home included his father Don and sister Evelyn. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Martha; children Amanda and Donald Archuleta, Brandy Armijo and Angie Pacheco; his mother Della Archuleta; sisters Connie Archuleta and Elaine Martinez; brother Everett (Chantelle) Archuleta; sisters-in-law Dora (Dale) Long and Barbie Gray; many nieces and nephews including Olivia and Owen Long and Debbie Gray; other family and a host of friends, especially from the Shenandoah Presbyterian Church.


Jaylyn wrote on Nov 25, 2020:

"My Grandpa also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren who all loved him very much ? although this has not been easy especially for me I have plenty of Great memories and I cant thank you enough grandpa for being the man who raised me and for staying by my side all these years. All the times we would go down town for lunch or our little picnic days. Until we meet again Forver and always grandpas girl ?"

Les Buffington wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"Sorry for your loss , Have peace in knowing he is in Heaven watching down on his family."

Janis Hale wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"So sorry for your lost thinking of you and your kids"

Terry Ann Fetz wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"Oh no I feel so bad about this even my husband adore Don while he last work at Hy vee they would always run into each other Ron said he was so sweet and friendly and nice to him I feel bad for Amanda and Don jr but my heart go out fir Martha and Dora and Barbara hang in there prayers are with you all Ronald and Terry Ann Fetz"

Tony and Cristina Hansen wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"Our condolences and prayers to the family. Tony and Cristina Hansen"

Cindy and Brent Anderson wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ."

Susan wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Susan Poort SMC specialty clinic "