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Cora Archuleta

July 23, 1932 — July 5, 2023


In loving memory, we mourn the loss of Cora Espinoza-Archuleta, 90, a beloved member of the Rawlins, Wyoming community. Born in Elizabethtown, New Mexico to Fermin Espinoza and Natividad Cordova, Cora's life was filled with love and dedication.

Cora's journey took a beautiful turn when she met her loving husband, Maclovio (Max) Archuleta in Rawlins, Wyoming. Their bond lasted an incredible 58 years, a testament to their enduring love and commitment.

Following her caring disposition, Cora juggled multiple roles throughout her life. In addition to being a dedicated homemaker, she took on various jobs including working as a housemaid and hotel maid. Despite her busy schedule, she remained actively involved in her family's lives. From being a Den Mother for Cub Scouts to assisting in baseball activities and attending PTA meetings, Cora ensured that she was present for every significant milestone.

One of Cora's defining qualities was her unwavering devotion to family. She made it a priority to ensure that her loved ones were nurtured and cared for. Those who knew her can recall the comforting aroma of meals wafting through the house each day. And there were always dogs, dear companions (especially Tiger) who held a special place in Cora's heart. Her compassion for animals revealed her innate goodness and kind nature.

A cherished sister and daughter, Cora held a deep bond with her sister Lucy Medina and mother Natividad Campos. Their relationship was rooted in love and support that transcended all obstacles.

Beyond being an outstanding mother to Kathryn, Vincent (Thania), and Randy, Cora embraced the role of grandmother with boundless joy. Her grandchildren Andrea (Chris), Nadine (Brian), Jennifer, and Patrick held a special place in her heart. Cora's love multiplied as she became a great-grandmother to Logan Archuleta, Memphis Tremblay, and C.J., and Josh Ruff.

Cora's journey in this world has now come to an end, reuniting her with her loved ones who preceded her in death: her parents, her sister Lucy Medina, and her brothers Frank Espinoza and Tele Campos.

She leaves behind cherished memories for her surviving brothers, Sam and Phil Campos. And though Cora is no longer physically with us, the legacy of love she leaves behind will forever be etched upon our hearts.

As we bid farewell to Cora Espinoza-Archuleta, we take solace in knowing that she will rest alongside her beloved husband in Los Fuertes, San Luis, Colorado. Their spirits will forever be together, finding eternal peace.

In our hearts, we hold tight to the wisdom imparted by Cora and Max: "If you work hard, good things will come" and "if you do something, do it correctly so you don't have to do it again." These dichos are not only words but guiding principles that influenced all who knew them.

Cora may no longer be here with us, but her spirit truly lives on in the lives of those she touched. Let us celebrate the remarkable woman Cora was and carry forward the values she instilled within us.

Cremation has already taken place as Cora wished. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday July 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church Cheyenne, Wyoming followed by a reception at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, July 21, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church

603 House Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82007

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