Hazel Emma Vargo
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Hazel Emma Vargo
  • March 19, 1921 - December 17, 2017
  • Huntsville, Alabama

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Hazel Emma Vargo ("Tootie"), 96, of Huntsville, AL, formerly a long-time resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL, died peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2017.



Hazel was born on March 19, 1921, in Waynesville, MO, the daughter of Bertha Martin Brisch and Luke Brisch. Hazel grew up in St. Louis.



Hazel married the love of her life, Frank J. Vargo, in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1940, raising their two children, Carole and Bob, in St. Louis and Fort Lauderdale. Hazel moved to Huntsville 20 years ago to be close to her children.



Hazel was a dedicated and hard worker. She worked as a manager and market buyer for Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue for many years before retiring.



Hazel was a devoted and loving mother. She was known for her endless energy. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.



Hazel was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Vargo, devoted mother of Carole L. Vargo and Robert F. Vargo and his wife, Alice Anne Vargo, all of Huntsville, and loving grandmother of Lindsay M. Vargo of Nashville.



She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Vargo, her parents, Luke M. Brisch and Bertha M. Brisch, and sister, Lucile Rowe, and a number of other relatives and close friends.



There will be a private graveside service for immediate family members at Valhalla Memory Gardens.