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George Leland Vargas, II
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1941
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
Death: Oct., 1960
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Nevada State Journal
October 29, 1960

George Vargas

George Lelnad Vargas, II, 19, member of a prominent Nevada family and a student at Stanford University was fatally injured Thursday night in the crash of a small foreign sports car on the Bayshore freeway in Palo Alto.

Vargas with two other students was returning to the Palo Alto campus after attending an art show in San Francisco. A California Highway Patrol report said young Vargas made a quick attempt to avet a crash when he discovered the driver Robert Day Mulford, 18, had fallen asleep. The car veered across the highway and rolled over.

Vargas was dead on arrival at Palo Alto Stanford Hospital. Mulford and the car's third accupant Walter A. Quinn also 18 of Vallejo were kept at the hospital for observation but apparently escaped serious injury.

A sophomore pre legal student at Stanford, young Vargas was born in Reno and attended the local schools and Menlo School for Boys prior to entering Stanford. He was well known locally and had many friends.

Born in Reno April 20, 1941, he was the son of George L. Vargas, prominent Reno attorney and of Mrs. Phyllis Balzar Vargas. His grandfather the late Fred B. Balzar served as governor of Nevada from 1927 until his death in 1934.

Also surviving are four sisters Dell, Susan, Linda and Nola Vargas and a nephew Michael Thrailkill.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Home Chapel of Ross-Burke Co., with a Christian Science Reader officiating.

Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Friends are asked to please omit flowers and send memorial contributions to Stanford University Scholarship Fund in memoray of George Vargas II. 
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  Phylis Rae Balzar Vargas (1906 - 1975)
Masonic Memorial Gardens
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
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Record added: Aug 21, 2012
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