Cecilia Salinas Vargas

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Cecilia D. Salinas Vargas, 70, of Defiance, passed away on January 3, 2014, at the Toledo Hospital.

She was born on February 22, 1943, to Vincent and Thomasa Salinas at Brownsville, Texas. Cecilia worked as a homemaker. In 2002, she married Benjamin Vargas Malave. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church Defiance, Ohio.

Cecilia is survived by her loving spouse, Benjamin Vargas Malave of Defiance, Ohio; sons, David Rhodes of Cape Coral, Fla., Benny Joe Vargas of Fort Myers, Fla., Miguel (Dana) Vargas of Cape Coral, Fla., and Julio Vargas of Defiance; daughters, Kathy (Aurelio) Valasquez of Fort Myers, Fla., Linda (Robert) Alford of Tiffin, Ohio, Helen Vargas of Napoleon, Ohio, and Sara (Rosalio) Castrejon of Fort Myers, Fla.; and 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, six brothers and four sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Vargas; and sister, Lupe Garza.

Visitation will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home Inc., Defiance, Ohio, on Thursday, January 9, from 2-6 p.m. with a rosary service at 3 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Father John Stites officiating. Burial will take place in the Riverside Cemetery, Defiance.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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