Affordable housing industry veteran Randy Gilbert Archuleta, 70, died of natural causes Nov. 14 in Salt Lake City.

Randy Archuleta
Randy Archuleta

Respected for his work with the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), Archuleta had a career that spanned approximately 30 years, including seven years as the rental programs administrator for the Arizona Department of Housing. He held comparable positions with the Utah Housing Corp. and the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority. Archuleta also served as an affordable housing consultant for the Lotzar Law Firm in Scottsdale, Arizona.

He had a ready smile and really enjoyed spending time with his family. Archuleta was always ready to discover what yet another state had to offer. Camping each summer in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, with family and friends was a must. In social gatherings, he would invariably end up being the grill master or the bartender. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Archuleta is survived by his former spouse, Celia Anne Maness; son, Randy Alexander Archuleta; daughter, Brook Anne (Glenn) Koester; granddaughters Riannan Rose Swallow and Ember Elisabeth Archuleta; step-grandchildren, Houston Koester and Amanda White; step-great grandson Braxton Beck; sisters Sandra (Tony) Archuleta and Debbie (Tony) Gallegos; and several nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Archuleta; his mother, Regina Archuleta; and his brother, Larry Archuleta.

A vigil service and a funeral mass were held last month.