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10/17/1972 - 04/09/2022
Funeral Home San Jose Funeral Home (Central)
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Eileen Vargas, loving daughter, sister, and aunt passed away peacefully in El Paso, TX on April 9, 2022. Predeceased by her beloved father, Dr. Pedro Vargas, and grandmothers Josefina Alba Vargas and Mary Curran, she will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her mother, Mary Vargas, sisters Emily Vargas and Stephanie Vargas Soucier, brother-in-law, Dr. Christian Soucier, her niece, Fina Jane Soucier as well as family and friends across the US, Mexico, UK, and Ireland. Ms. Vargas graduated with a BA in Bio-Chemistry from Hampshire College and a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design. An award-winning designer, she worked with Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Jennifer George and designed clothing for Calvin Klein, Geoffrey Beene, the Gap, J.Crew, and many others. Her designs were featured on Fashion Television and UK’s Sky Television, and in The New York Times, Ars Sutoria, and Woman’s Wear Daily. Recently, she was working on the launch of her perfume, Fina De Alba, dedicated to her grandmother. Ms. Vargas was known for her impeccable style, great wit, kindness, and generous spirit.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, May 21st at Holy Family Catholic Church at 10am. Interment will immediately follow at Memorial Pines Cemetery, Sunland Park, NM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sacred Heart Children’s Home (3310 South Zapata Highway, Laredo, TX 78046), Mental Health America (mhanational.org), or Annunciation House (annunciationhouse.org) for the assistance of immigrants to the US.