Maria Cristina Leal Vargas
1952 — 2022
On Sunday, November 13, 2022, Maria Cristina Vargas, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 70. Cristina was born on October 23, 1952, in Harlingen, TX, to Roberto and Maria Cristina Leal. In 1971 and at the age of only 16, Cristina eloped with the love of her life, Juan Vargas Sr. Despite the challenges of marrying so young, Cristina and Juan's love to each other always prevailed. They went on to have three successful children, Juan Vargas Jr. (Michelle), Robert Vargas (Analicia) and Ida Stillman (Robert). Cristina devoted over 20 years of her life to the Harlingen Independent School District where she served in various food service roles, before retiring in...