Mikayla (Holly) Archuleta

Mikayla M. (Holly) Archuleta, 29, of Waterloo, formerly of Farmington, NM and Waukon, passed away unexpectedly at her home Saturday, December 2, 2023. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 9 at Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Steve Oden officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Frankville Cemetery.

Mikayla Marie (Holly) Archuleta was born to Crystal (Fowler) Hughes of Waterloo and Kevin Holly of Cresco July 26, 1994 in Waukon. Mikayla married her husband, Adam Archuleta, May 16, 2019 in Farmington, NM. Together they had two children, Aria Lynn Marie and Robert John. Mikayla and Adam moved to Waterloo in 2021 to be closer to her family and friends.

From the moment Mikayla was born, everyone knew she was going to grow into a very vibrant and outspoken person. Mikayla was a “mother hen” to many, and more so to her younger brothers; she would do anything she could to help anyone in need. Mikayla loved basketball, arts, crafting, sewing, tattoos, piercings, and photography.

Every time Mikayla would go anywhere, she would take pictures of herself or family and would constantly be taking pictures of her children; they were her world. She loved showing off to her family on many social media platforms.

Mikayla had a special bond with her grandmother, Lanette Burroughs, and they talked for hours and on a daily basis. Mikayla lived for her family and friends and will be forever in our hearts until we join her one day.

Mikayla is survived by her husband, Adam, of Waterloo; her daughter, Aria; her son, Robert; her father, Kevin Holly (Amanda Roe) of Cresco; her mother, Crystal (Scott) Hughes of Waterloo; her mother-in-law, Katherine Perea of Kirtland, NM; her brothers: Dakota (Karen) Holly, Blake Holly and Ethan (Madison Brown) Holly, all of Waterloo; her sister-in-law, Linda Bagley of Albuquerque, NM; her grandparents: Lanette Burroughs of Hazelton, Linda Fowler of Waterloo, and Shirley Peterson of Waukon; and many aunts and uncles, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Jimmy Weahkee; her grandfathers, Phillip Fowler and Garland “Bugsy” Burroughs; her aunt, Carrieanne Larson; her uncle, Daniel Burroughs; her father-in-law, Fermin Archuleta; her brother-in-law, Alex Archuleta; and her cousins, Jennie Mahr and Carly Larson.

Honorary casketbearers were Dakota, Blake and Ethan Holly, David and Darren Burroughs, and Dale Martinez. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.