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Archie Archuleta: A Powerful Advocate & Example

January 26, 2019

The Utah Attorney General’s Office mourns the passing of a great man and influential community leader in Robert “Archie” Archuleta who dedicated his life to furthering justice for all people and building stronger bonds of friendship throughout our communities.

Archuleta championed many roles in his lifetime and consistently worked to leave people and places better than when he’d found them. He was an influential member of the Utah Latino community, educator, mentor, advocate for civil liberties and peace, and fought with honor and respect for human rights for minorities. Above all else, his kindness and passion for the community around him inspired people to do the same.

On a personal basis, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes stated, “Archie was a friend and mentor to so many of us. He was a respected elder, a giant in our midst and someone whose advice I sought and valued. Archie was a fighter for the causes in which he believed but he was also a peacemaker. He had the heart of a lion and spirit of a warrior but always the demeanor of a gentleman. He will be deeply missed. May God bless Lois and his family in their time of mourning.”

A memorial service celebrating his extraordinary life will be held on Saturday, March 2nd. More details regarding time and place will follow.

His obituary can be read here: