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Hermelinda Archuleta



Longtime Lyle, Washington resident, Hermelinda “Hermi” Archuleta, 82, passed away at her home on June 11, 2013. She was born in El Capomo, Nayarit, Mexico on October 30, 1930.

Hermelinda attended the University of Guadalajara Autonoma, where she earned her nursing degree in 1955. She was part of a group of 13 RNs who were the first RNs sent by the Mexican government to Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Thus raising the standard of health care in Northern Mexico. While on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, she met Ernie Archuleta, who was also vacationing there from Klickitat, WA. They were married two years later in Mexico on December 5, 1957. She began her career in White Salmon, Washington,...

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