Carol Vargas


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Carol J. Vargas, 72, a resident of Davenport, were Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was Oct. 2 at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home. Carol died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, surrounded by her loving family.

Carol Jean Carrillo was born on Aug. 26, 1937 in Davenport, Iowa, a daughter of Vincent and Josephine (Lopez) Carrillo. She was united in marriage to Elias "Topper" Vargas on Sept. 29, 1956.

In her early years, Carol spent her time raising and caring for her seven children. Later, she ventured out and worked for John Deere, Davenport Works for 25 years. She retired in 2001.


After retirement Carol filled her days enjoying lunch with family and friends, shopping, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, for whom she would do anything and everything.

Memorials may be made to Father Conroy’s Vineyard or a charity of your choice.

Carol is survived by Elias J. "Topper" Vargas; her sons, Francis (Jeanne) Vargas, Rock Falls, Ill., Thomas (Kim Raap) Vargas, Davenport; Elias Vargas, Jr., Lombard, Ill., David Vargas, Davenport; Joseph (Tracey)Vargas, Davenport; daughters, Loretta Vargas and Andrea (William) Grogan, both of Davenport; grandchildren, Tyler, Stephanie, Jamie, Chelsea, James, Michael, Suzanne, Preston, and Elias; a brother, Vincent (Pat) Carrillo, Jr., Davenport, and a sister, Gloria Segura, Shelby, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Thomas "Buzzy" Carrillo. May they rest in peace.

Carol’s family would like to thank all those who helped care for her at Genesis East and West Campuses, Trinity at Terrace Park, Fejervary Health Care Center, and Manor Care Health Care Center. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Carol’s obituary at

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