1949 – 2023
On Jan 31, 2023, our Lord and Savior called for our beloved father, brother, and uncle.
Rudy Archuletta was born on June 21, 1949, to Maryann (Sanchez) Archuletta & Joe Archuletta in Ogden, Utah. Rudy attended South High School. He then was drafted into the Us Army where he served his country in the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged as a decorated soldier, receiving several awards and medals including, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, U.S. Army Commendation ARCOM and Vietnam Service.
After returning home from the military, he went on to study at SLCC where he earned a degree in Culinary Arts and in Social Work. Afterwards he kickstarted a successful career as a Chef. He was famous for his cooking skills, with or without recipes, anything he whipped together was amazing and delicious.
He was a diehard fan of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rocky’s. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and watching his favorite shows, Mash, Gomer Pyle and spending time with his grandkids, family, and friends.
Rudy was preceded in death by his wife Kenna (Espinosa) Archuletta. Kenna was the love of his life. They were married for over 20 plus years and were best friends. The time they spent together was always full of joy and laughter, rather they were traveling, or just being at home together sipping on their favorite cold beverages, listening to their oldies, or watching Judge Judy. The love they shared was evident in their smiles. So, it gives us great comfort to know that he will be reunited with his soulmate.
Rudy is also preceded in death by his brothers, Aldofito, Ricky & Dennis; his sister Dolores (Lola) and nephew David.
Rudy is survived by his children, Luciano (Elizabeth) & Anthony; his sisters, Diane Torres (Joe), Rita Miera, Michelle Miera (Frankie); Granddaughter, Amanda, and grandchildren.
Rudy was a proud uncle, and he wouldn’t settle for anything less than being called “Uncle Rudy” he will be eternally remembered and missed by his nieces and nephews, and by so many family members and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Feb 8, 2023, at St. Ann Catholic Church 2119 S 400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, beginning at 11:30 am with the Gathering and greeting, Rosary at 12:30 pm, and Communion Service at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at the Lake Hills Cemetery, 10055 S, State St, Sandy, UT 84070 with Military Honors.
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Rudy is very loved. Sending condolences and comforting prayers.
Rest in peace uncle Rudy ♡ You will be greatly missed by my girls and I. They always had a blast when they spent the night with you and aunt Kenna ♡
Rudy, I don’t even know how to begin to tell you , that I am going to miss you, so much, and how deeply saddened I am that I did not have the chance to say goodbye, 😭😢💔 You we’re my Big Brother, and I will always have and cherish, the memories, in my Heart, you made me so Happy 😅💛you were so funny with your stories, you told all the time, we didn’t know if they were true, because you would be giggling, when you told them,….. You made me call you Big Brother, and you will always be my Big Brother, in Heaven now, with Mom, Lola, Dennis, Ricky, Fito, Cheto, and of course, the Love of your life, Kenna, the Best Sister in Law, I ever had…..I could go on forever. You earned your Angel wings, and it’s time to Fly, with the angels, in Heaven and sing with them to Jesus, until we meet again, I will never forget you, Big Bro……Love your Little Sister Michelle , and thank you for being so good to Martin, and my grandsons, they Loved you so much!!!!!! 💐☀️🧸💜
Your memory will live on forever in my heart, I will never forget you, you spoiled me when, I was little, and I am extremely, grateful, and “Blessed” to have had you in my life. I will miss you dearly, until, I see you again, Te Amo Mucho, Big Brother. 💜💐🦋🕊
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