Esther Mae Ross Archuleta
October 25, 1920 :: Dayton, Ohio
April 18, 2014 :: Hoover, Alabama
Esther Mae Ross Archuleta, Age 93, was born to L. Walter Ross and Mary Ethel Pierce Ross in Dayton, Ohio. She moved with her family to Miami, Florida in 1932, graduated from Miami Edison High School in 1939, attended Florida State University and later received a secretarial degree from a commercial college in Miami, Florida. She moved to Denver, Colorado in 1946, where she met her husband Donald Archuleta. They were married on January 1, 1947. They had two children; Donna Lynn Archuleta Mizell (Jim) and Mark Leland Archuleta. Following retirement she directed more than 20 years a music group that performed for retirement homes. She enjoyed travel and was a member of a garden club, UNIDO, and the Red Hat Society. She resided there until January 2010 following the separate deaths of her husband, daughter and son. Esther moved to Hoover, Alabama, February 2010. She was a member of Mountain Chapel Methodist Church, AL and the Red Hat Society. She is survived by her sister, Janet R. Mahoney and her niece, Mary McKinney (Raymond) and their children and grandchildren. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Jim Mizell (Bonnie) of Georgetown, Texas, and a nephew, Jim Archuleta and niece, Patti Lesser of Denver, Colorado. A memorial service is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.