Maria “Lola” Dolores Vargas

May 21, 1950 – October 12, 2010

Maria “Lola” D. Vargas, 60, of Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Avera McKennan hospital after an accident at her home.

Maria Dolores Vargas was born May 21st, 1950 to Valentin and Salud (Cena) Vargas in Villachauto, Michoacan, Mexico. She was raised and educated through sixth grade in Villachauto. In 1970, Maria married Israel Araujo. This union was blessed with her two children; Laura and Thomas. The family moved to the United States (San Fernando, CA) in 1976 where Maria worked at home to raise her children. She spent much of her time cooking, cleaning, and even a little sewing. Eventually, Maria moved to South Dakota. She began working for the John Morrell plant in Sioux Falls in about 1993. Maria’s joy in life was talking to people on her phone. She would spend hours catching up with everyone on what was going on in their lives. Maria was also a very caring and loving grandmother and will be missed by her grandchildren.

Maria will be missed by her daughter, Laura (Joe) Araujo-Sanchez, Somerset, TX, and son, Thomas (Marissa) Araujo, Grand Island, NE; six grandchildren: Alexiz, Ivianna, and Aryanni Sanchez, Matthew, Vanessa, and Bernice Araujo; one brother, Angel Vargas; three sisters, Jesus Vargas, Consuelo Vargas-all of Villachuato, Mexico and Maria Vargas of Marshalltown, IA; and her very special friend, Martin Guiterrez, of Sioux Falls, and many nieces
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation for Maria will be held on Saturday, October 16th, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD. Funeral services and internment will be in Villachuato, Michoacan, Mexico at a later date.

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  • Laura Araujo says:

    Mom, I love you soo much and everyday that passes I can’t seem to take the pain that I feel of not hearing you. Te quiero mucho y espero que donde quiera que estes me cuides y me des la fortaleza para seguir adelante con mi vida y mis hijas. Ayudame en todas las decisiones que tengo que tomar en mi camino. Ayuadame para poder sobrevivir este dolor que no puedo superar y espero que con el tiempo pueda aceptarlo. Como quisiera regresar el tiempo y decirte cuanto te quiero. Madre mia no me olvides nunca te quiero mucho.

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