Arabella (Archuleta) Horton at age 93 answered her call to heaven on November 29th, 2019, in her family home where she lived in for many years. Arabella was born in Arabela, NM to Jose Miguel and Sara Corona Archuleta. Arabella was no stranger to hard work, she began working at an early age chopping wood and picking cotton to later in life moving to housekeeping working up until she was 83 years old. Arabella was happily married to Pablo Horton and together they had six beautiful children. Not only did she work most of her life, but she was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and in a sense, she was the matriarch of our family who was very loving to anyone that walked through her door. Arabella enjoyed being outside working on her yard, potting, taking care of her plants and she loved to go to the casino; some might even say she was a good luck charm.
Arabella is survived by her sons Martin and Paul Horton both of Roswell. Daughters Vera Ortiz and husband Robert, Gloria Archuleta and husband Danny and Connie Horton all of Roswell. As well as 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Arabella’s sibling’s sister Cerilia Soliz, brothers Tony Archuleta and wife Vicky, Sarafine Archuleta and wife Juanita, Frank (Whedo) Archuleta, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Arabella is proceeded in death by her husband Pablo Horton, daughter Eva Horton, son Richard Archuleta, Sisters Felicita Cardona and Josefina Dominguez and brothers Orlando Archuleta, Willie Archuleta and Melvin Archuleta.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday December 3, 2019 at Ballard Funeral Home with the recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at Assumption Catholic Church in Roswell. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeramiah Horton, Jacob Horton, Paul David Horton, Isaiah Gonzales, Nathan Ortiz, Dominic Ortiz, Nicolas Tong, Nathanial Vazquez, Ricky Brady, Isaac Brady, Nathan Herrera, Joseph Contreras, Jaden Contreras, Eric Contreras, Kris Sanchez and Sergio Jr. Gonzales.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph I give you my heart and my soul.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph assist me in my moments.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph I breathe forth my soul in peace with you.