Martin Mortuary

550 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO


Juanita "Jennie" Archuleta

October 12, 1921August 2, 2019

Juanita “Jennie” Archuleta October 12, 1921 – August 2, 2019

Grand Junction resident, Juanita “Jennie” Archuleta, entered into Heaven peacefully at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction on August 2, 2019. She was 97. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Victory Life Church in Fruita, Colorado. Interment will follow at Palisade City Cemetery at 2 p.m. Jennie was born on October 12, 1921, to Mauricio and Julia Jiron, in Antonito, Colorado. She spent her childhood in Manassas, Colorado and graduated the 8th grade from the Manassas School District. On August 22, 1938, Jennie married the love of her life, Alex Archuleta, in Antonito, Colorado. To this union four children were born. The couple moved to Olathe, Colorado where they raised their family, then retired from ministry in Grand Junction, Colorado. In 1950, Jennie and Alex answered the call of God to the mission field. In their earlier years they pastored Assembly of God churches in Provo, Utah; Montrose, Delta, Salida, Colorado; Pocatello, Idaho; East Carbon, Utah and finally Fruita, Colorado. She attended Zion Spanish Assembly of God. She also faithfully attended First Assembly of God on 4th and Grand under Pastor Crowley, where she contributed to the Romanian Living Cross Project, and also under Rev. Neely for many years and later Crosspoint Assembly of God when she went to live with her daughter, Ida Perea. The two were inseparable. Throughout her life she led and served in Women’s Ministries. Her love for the Mission Ministry has always been her passion. She used her God-given talents to organize and fundraise to further the Kingdom of God. Jennie enjoyed reading and studying the Word of God, sewing, quilting for her family, camping, fishing, cooking and canning, and especially sharing family history with grandchildren. She is survived by her two sons, Phillip (Marina) Archuleta of East Carbon, Utah and Eluid “Ludy” (Thelma) Archuleta of West Valley, Utah; eight brothers and sisters, Flora Edwards of Texas, Bertina Lovato of Delta, Mary Alvardo of Washington, and Morris Jiron of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild on the way. She is proceeded in death by her son, Orlando Archuleta; parents, Mauricio and Julia Jiron; husband, Alex Archuleta; daughter, Ida Perea, and brothers, Armondo Jiron, Levi Jiron, David Jiron, and Raymond Jiron. Memorial contributions can be made to missionaries through the Missions Department at Victory Life Church, Fruita, Colorado and El Buen Pastor Church in Delta, Colorado; for their faithfulness, efforts, diligence, and sacrifice.


  • Phillip Archuleta, Son
  • Lou Archuleta, Son

  • David Archuleta, Pallbearer
  • Chris Archuleta, Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Perea, Pallbearer
  • Vincent Archuleta, Pallbearer
  • Sammy Archuleta, Pallbearer
  • Alex Archuleta, Pallbearer
  • Ricky Perea, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jason Peter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matthew Archuleta, Honorary Pallbearer


  • A Celebration of Life Service Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Burial Service Thursday, August 8, 2019


Juanita "Jennie" Archuleta

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Jodi Jensen

August 8, 2019

I am proud to say that I was a friend of your Mothers at the nursing home. She always had a smile on her face & prayed for my Mother. She was a delight to know. RIP dear Jennie...you will be missed by so many!

Jennifer Franklin

August 8, 2019

My family has always been amazed and proud of Aunt Jennie. Her love for God and family was always apparent in her daily life. I remember her working in her garden and harvesting the crops. My dad (her brother, Raymond) and our brother Ted would bring Auntie chilies from their gardens. Auntie was busy canning chili and making salsa. She still managed to crochet and shared her art with family. I still cherish my potholders and dish towels. I have my dad’s bible and inside were handwritten bible verses from Aunt Jennie that she suggested dad study. She was a walking history book of the family history and was eager to share all of it with us. She blessed us with prayers and love. She was our matriarch of the Jiron family who was loved dearly by all of us!

Jamie Rivera

August 6, 2019

Grandma, We will miss you dearly. You lived a beautiful life and you always reached out to us to service GOD. We thank you for that. We LOVE you Grandma Lettus❤

Jamie,Sierra, and Evony..........