Looking at the CA Death Index 1940-1997 at www.vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search there is a Elpida Vardas b. Nov. 15, 1893-Other Country d. March 30, 1975 in Santa Cruz Co. no father's or mother's surnames.
SSA Death Index has Elpinda Vardas b. Nov 1889 d. March 1975 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co. CA
1930 CA Census Santa Cruz Co. Santa Cruz: Vardas, Antone E. b. 1882 in Greece parents Greece wife, Elpida K. b. 1898 in Greece parents Greece dau, Katherine A. b. 1918 in CA parents Greece dau, Maria A. b. 1923 b. CA, parents Greece Antone listed immigrated to US 1905 Naturaized Alien (NA)occupation Waiter for Resturant Elpida listed immigrated to US 1916 NA
1920 CA Santa Cruz Co. Santa Cruz Antone E Vardas age 38 b. Greece, parents Greece -chauffeuer-auto rental immigrated 1904 NA 1918 wife Elpeda age 26 b. Greece, parents Greece immigrated- 1916 NA-1918 dau Katherine age 2 yrs 4 mos b. CA/Greece/Greece.
CA Death Index for Antone E. Vardas b. Jan 17, 1880-Other Country d. Dec 13, 1943 in Santa Cruz Co. No mother's maiden name.