A loving and caring Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Sunny is what he mostly went by or Bear. He was a big fan of the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Notre Dame Football, and Green Bay Packers because of his wife Nora. He loved fishing and hunting with his friend Jim and son Dale, and brother-in-law Orlando. Especially fishing with his great grandsons Jordan and Aiden. He enjoyed his monthly phone call to his best friend Ruben, they were always catching up on the latest news. He was drafted into the Army and served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1971.
He loved watching wrestling a lot with his brother LeRoy. He made friends easily and was liked by those he met. He was born in Torrington, WY and graduated from Torrington High School. He enjoyed his sons cooking and his K-9 companions Gus, Nova and Missy. He cherished the company of his daughter Amy and her husband Ryan. He also enjoyed the company of their kids. Along with his great grandkids, and nieces and nephews.
He made an impact on everyone he met. He had a big heart and helped anyone that needed it. He will always be known by his family as "Dad - Grandpa - Brother - Bear- Uncle Bear- Sunny- Uncle Sunny." He always kept his kids in line with his deep voice. All you needed to say was wait for Uncle Bear or Uncle Sunny. You can ask any of his many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Dolores Nora Carabajal, his parents, John and Angie Carabajal, his father-in-law, Blas Romero, mother-in-law, Lucy Martinez, his two older sisters, Mildred Hawkes and Darlene Ramirez. His bother, Tito Gilbert Carabajal, brother-in-law, Albert Ramirez, Sr., niece Kimberly Carabajal, great nephew Dayton Carabajal, And now with his many Vietnam brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Amy (Ryan) Taylor, son, Dale, his grandkids, Victoria, Nicholas, Scylinn, Ryan, Gabreal, Hunter and Lynzee. His great grandkids, Jordan, Aiden, Kashton, Ariiz, Ariston and Ariyah. His many brothers, and brothers-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-laws. Also, his many nephews and nieces and of course his many loving pet companions. His company will be truly missed, but never forgotten.
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 4:00pm until the start the Rosary beginning at 6:30pm at Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home. A Mass of Celebration will be held on December 1, 2023 at 1:00pm at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with interment and Military Honors to follow at Highland Cemetery.