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Dylan Joseph Archuleta

May 4, 1992 — August 9, 2019

On March 3, 2019, Dylan Archuleta set out on another Sunday afternoon kayak adventure, one that he would not return home from. Dylan Joseph Archuleta was born in Denver, Colorado on May 4, 1992, to Matt and Suzi (Quintana) Archuleta. He is a 2010 graduate of Green Mountain High School, Lakewood, Colorado and 2014 graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Dylan moved to Morenci, Arizona in January of 2016 to continue his employment with Freeport McMoran. Dylan had many passions in his life. First and foremost, family. He shared a love of anything outdoors including bow hunting, fly fishing, camping. kayaking, mountain bikes and riding motorcycles with his dad and brother. From a very young age, Dylan loved accompanying his dad on any outdoor adventure. He was an accomplished bow hunter. Some of his bow harvests include elk, white tail and mule deer, turkeys and after moving to Arizona, he added javelina and coues deer to his accomplishments. Dylan loved riding his Harley motorcycle. Especially living in Arizona, he would jump on it every chance he would get. He also grew to love mountain biking and kayaking. He made friends quickly and most anyone that met him will tell you that he will never be forgotten. Dylan is survived by: his parents, Matthew and Susan; a brother Cody; grandparents Don and Irene Archuleta, all of Lakewood, Colorado; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Joe and Manuelita Quintana; an uncle Mike Quintana; and a cousin, James Archuleta. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Dylan will be celebrated Thursday morning, October 24, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church, 13922 West Utah Avenue in Lakewood. A reception of family and friends will follow the services at Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church. Dylan will be laid to rest at the Golden Cemetery, at 3:00 p.m.
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