Larry Cabrales (May 29, 1956 – June 26, 2015)
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 2:07 PM
Larry Cabrales, a long time Magnolia resident, passed away on June 26,
2015, at the age of 59. He was born on May 29, 1956, in Manila,
Philippines. He and his mother, three elder sisters and one younger
sister immigrated to Seattle in 1959, where his father was stationed in
the US Army base at Fort Lawton. After his parents settled in Magnolia
he gained four younger siblings: one brother and three sisters.
In his early years in elementary school, Larry demonstrated gifted
ability in art and music; his passion was playing the drums. In his
teenage years he continued his progression in the arts and music, at the
same time training to serve his country by participating with the Navy
Cadets. In 1972 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, following in the footsteps
of his father, SSgt. Nelson Cabrales. He was deployed to South Korea
and safely returned home two years later.
At the height of the disco era in the late 70’s, Larry met Sylvia
Miller. The two met as instructors at the local Magnolia recreation
center teaching dance, another of his many talents. They would go on to
become parents of Carlia Miller, their beloved daughter.
Larry’s interest in the arts manifested itself in many other ways, from
working on military models, to becoming a licensed cosmetologist in the
early 80’s, a blessing to seven sisters. His love for cooking and
culinary talents was inherited from his Filipino heritage, encouraged by
his parents. His biggest joys were family gatherings and wherever he
went, laughter and friendship followed.
He is also known for his love of football! He was known for starting
pickup games with the youth of the neighborhood throughout the 80’s and
90’s. He always encouraged good sportsmanship from the participants,
resulting in a strong sense of community amongst the youth at the time.
He was an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks since the team was
established in 1974. His incredibly witty personality and profound
sense of humor could only be surpassed by the love in his heart for his
family, friends, and his faith.
His mother’s prayers were answered when Larry, raised as a Seventh-day
Adventist, rededicated his life to Christ through baptism in June of
2014. From that day forth he continued to live out his faith by sharing
the Word of God to all who would listen. His passion, like his mother’s,
was for the salvation of all his family and to see them again at
Christ’s second coming.
He was preceded in death by his father, Retired SSgt Nelson R Cabrales,
mother Dionicia Cabrales and nephew, Michael. He is survived by his
daughter Carlia Miller and siblings: Josephine Ramirez, Hilda
Blankenhorn, Evelyn Lick (Eric), Rosemary, Nelson Jr., Marline Ward,
Doris (Tammy), Terisita Wergeland (Aaron). Nephews and nieces: David,
Chad, Gary, Jennifer, Niilo (Mia), Michele (Aaron), Jeremiah, Jacob
(Natascha), Marshall, Derek, Anderson (Sara). Great nephews and nieces:
Eric (Kassie), Logan, Brooklyn, Cailin, Harley, Gary Jr., Isabella, and
great-great grandniece, Lilirose. Services were held Monday, July 6,
2015 at the Volunteer Park Seventh-day Adventist Church.