Lifetime Delta resident Anna Viola Archuleta died Nov. 25, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. She was five days shy of 91.
Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel with interment in Mesa View Cemetery.
Anna Viola Chavez was born on Nov. 30, 1926, to Fabia (Cordova) and Eutimio Chavez in Eckert. She spent her childhood and attended school in Delta.
In January 1946, she married Petrolino Archuleta in Questa, N.M. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1988.
Mrs. Archuleta was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and traveling, especially to visit family.
She is survived by her children, Florence Chavez of Grand Junction, Richard (Helen) Archuleta of Delta, Ernestine (Richard) Butcher of Winchester, Ky., David (Maria) Archuleta of Grand Junction and Naomi Archuleta of Delta; one sister, Jane Rubalcaba of Grand Junction; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Petrolino Archuleta; and four sisters.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.