Ray “Sonny” Tarango was born on December 3, 1947 in Benson, Arizona and passed away on December 24, 2020 in Lancaster, Ca. Ray was preceded in death by his wife Peggy Tarango and his parents Reynaldo and Consuelo Tarango. He is survived by his siblings: Elisa, Gloria, Fernie, Julio, Robert, and Connie. He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, and cousins, who all loved him dearly. Ray was a Vietnam Veteran and was retired from the Carpenters Union. Ray traveled extensively across the United States for work and pleasure.
Ray’s passion was the Military Order of the Cootie, the Honor Degree of the VFW. The purpose of the Cooties is caring for hospitalized and home-bound veterans. Ray served the Cooties in many capacities, including the highest honor of Grand Commander of California in 2014-2015. At the time of his death he was the Supreme VA Volunteer Services Representative. He was most recently running for Supreme Junior Vice Commander of the Military Order of the Cootie. He was a life member of VFW Post 3000 in Quartz Hill.
Ray was an avid golfer and a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco Giants. He especially enjoyed playing golf with his nephews, including making friendly wagers and bragging rights for the winner.