Carmen Borunda

July 16, 1920 - November 21, 2023

Carmen Borunda

On November 21, 2023, our beloved mother and grandmother, Carmen Borunda, passed away peacefully at the age of 103. She was born on July 16, 1920, in Mills Orchard, CA, to Toribio and Rosa (Cabral) Banuelos. She lived in Sacramento, CA for the majority of her life.

Carmen is survived by her daughter, Diane Stidger (Glen); her grandchildren, Amber Barnes (Michael) and Glen Stidger; her greatgrandchildren, Noah Stidger, Anthony Barnes, Anna Stidger, and Jeremy Barnes. Carmen was married to Joseph (Joe) Borunda for 34 years prior to his passing in 1982. She was preceded in death by her father (1975), mother (1923), and siblings, Manuel (1943) and Esequiel (1923).

During World War II, Carmen assembled aircraft parts at McClellan Air Force Base. After the war, she worked at Campbell’s Soup, and at Libby’s Cannery for 33 years before retiring. Carmen’s many interests included reading, keeping up with current events, gardening, crossword puzzles, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, and dancing. She enjoyed traveling and visited Mexico, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.  Carmen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She made a lot of friends throughout her life and was a very giving person with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be in our hearts forever.

Funeral services to celebrate Carmen’s life will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at St. Mary’s Cemetery and Funeral Center, located at 6509 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95820. A viewing will take place at 12:30 pm, followed by the Funeral Service at 1 pm. A reception will be held after the burial.

If desired, donations can be made as a memorial gift in her name to one of the organizations she supported:
Alzheimer’s Disease Research at www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers
American Heart Association at www.heart.org
American Red Cross at www.redcross.org

Viewing

Thursday, December 14, 2023
12:30 PM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 14, 2023
1:00 PM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

Committal service

Thursday, December 14, 2023
2:00 PM

St. Mary’s Cemetery
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

Reception

Thursday, December 14, 2023
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

St Mary Cemetery and Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820