Date of Birth: March 28, 1935
Date of Death: March 26, 2021
Anna Varga, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend was born in the village of Zalavar, Hungary on March 28, 1935. She passed away peacefully on March 26, 2021 at the age of 85 in Phoenix, Arizona. Anna is preceded in death by her husband Steve Varga and son Steve Varga Jr. She is survived by her daughter Victoria A (Varga) Almes, son-in-law Gary L Almes, grandson Anthony G Almes and step-granddaughter Alexis F Almes. Anna’s life began as an amazing adventure when she met and married Steve Varga on May 8, 1955 in Hungary. Shortly after marriage, they traveled to Austria where they spent 18 months in a refugee camp until immigrating to Canada and eventually to the United States settling in the Chicagoland area. Phoenix has been her home for the last 35 years. Anna was an amazing and loving mother, grandmother and friend. She loved baking and cooking traditional Hungarian dishes and always made sure that everyone was well fed, happy and gave them a container of food to enjoy at home. Her dedication and commitment to her family and husband of 62 years was an example of her loving nature. She loved to make people smile and laugh with her jokes. Even during her illness, she was determined not to cry but to continue to laugh and smile and be kind to everyone taking care of her. Anna displayed unwavering courage and strength throughout her life. She had a unique skill of making the most difficult things seem simple. Anna will be missed dearly and will be in our hearts forever. We have peace knowing that Anna’s most amazing spiritual journey has begun with the Lord.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on April 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM at Best Funeral Services (501 E Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85020. (Due to healthcare restrictions, 50 person maximum allowed at service)
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s memory can be made to Hospice of the Valley (https://www.hov.org/donate/donate-now/).