Arnold Frank (Sonny) Lahorgue October 26, 1933 – December 24, 2021
Celebration of Life
January 8, 2022
Sonny Lahorgue was born Arnold Frank Lahorgue on October 26, 1933, in Chino, California to Pete and Margaret Lahorgue. Margaret questioned why she named him Arnold when she immediately called him Sonny. He was known as Sonny his entire life.
He grew up in Chino, California and graduated from Chino High in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1955. He and Rosalie Muzio were married in 1959, beginning their life of incredible love and friendship.
Sonny was a loving husband who was friendly, generous, and helpful to family, friends, and neighbors. He had a positive attitude, loved animals, farming, and antique tractors. He was an amazing horseman, raising and training horses for his family. Sonny enjoyed traveling. He and Rosalie took their sons on many road trips in their '65 Chevy with a camper even going into Canada. They went jeeping with friends and horseback riding with the Yucaipa Valley Riding Club.
In the 1980s, he and Rosalie decided to move from Yucaipa to Tehachapi, California. They built their home in Tehachapi with the help of neighbors and friends. After retiring as a Service Crew Foreman from Southern California Edison in 1989, he and Rosalie took many road trips in their fifth wheel, some with his brother and some with friends. They traveled all over the United States including two trips to Alaska. He enjoyed hunting trips in Wyoming with his sons and one of his nephews. He enjoyed many years of showing tractors and camping out at the Tulare Antique Tractor Show. He also had several fun camping trips with his grandchildren.
Sonny unexpectedly passed away on Christmas Eve while talking to his son Mike on the phone and in the company of Rosalie. He was deeply loved. His warm, joyful, and adventurous spirit will live on in the hearts of his family.
Sonny was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Alice, Madeline, Helen, and John. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosalie; son and wife, Steve and Stacy; son and wife, Mike and Claire; sister Lucille Schulz; grandchildren Christopher, Dustin, Sarah and Michael; one great-grandson Henry; as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit http://www.woodmortuary.net. Wood Family Funeral Service requires guests to practice social distancing and face masks/covering are highly recommended.