Joe D. Archibeque, an educator and counselor at Graham Middle School in Mountain View, died March 3. He was 94.
Born in Durango, Colorado in 1916, Archibeque was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from San Diego State University with a master's degree in social sciences and earned his counseling credentials.
He was a resident of Belmont since 1973. During his 16-year tenure at Graham Middle School, he filled the role of teacher, counselor, baseball and volleyball coach, and school board member. He taught public speaking, drama, history and Spanish. During the summers, he worked in public relations at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. In his free time, he loved to read, paint and write, his family said.
Archibeque is survived by Modrite Archibeque, his wife of 38 years; and two daughters, Melissa and Nicole.
A memorial service was held March 12 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont. Donations may be made to schoolforce.org or mvef.org.