Carman was born in Wadsworth, NV to Geraldine Allison Tobey and Warren Tobey. He passed away at the age of 76 on the Pyramid Lake Reservation at his sister, Ruth Miller's home. Carman served in the United States Air Force as a jet mechanic from Dec. 1952 to Oct. 1956. He was a veteran of the Korean War. For many years Carman served as a Tribal Ranger for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Floreen Reymus Tobey. He has three children from a previous marriage, sons, Carman, Jr. of Wadsworth, NV, and Mitchell Tobey of Nixon, NV; and a daughter, Victoria (Vicki) of Sweden. Carman and Floreen also had one son, Arlan W. Tobey, of Bellingham, WA. Carman is preceded in death by his grandparents, Rosabel Greene Tobey & Hayson Allison; parents, Geraldine & Warren Tobey; uncles, Karl D. Tobey of Carson City, NV and Carl Tobey of Reno, NV; aunts, Rita Allison Azvedo of Texas and Lillian Allison Vargas. Carman is survived by his brother, Wilfred (Woody) Tobey of Nixon, NV and his sisters, Ruth Miller of Nixon, NV and Barbara Tobey of Sutcliffe, NV, along with numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Viewing will be at the Ross, Burke, & Knobel funeral home in Reno, NV, March 9, 2012 at 6pm. Funeral services will be March 10, 2012 at 11am, at the Pyramid Lake High School gymnasium in Nixon, NV.