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Obituary for Joseph Higgs

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Joseph Higgs

April 7, 1941 - August 7, 2014

Joseph Lamar Higgs
April 7th, 1941 ~ August 7, 2014

Joseph Lamar Higgs, 73, passed away on August 7, 2014 in his home.

Joe was born on April 7, 1941 to Thomas and Elsie Jones Higgs in Roy, Utah. He graduated at Weber High School in 1959 and married Rosemary Merriam on March 28, 1959 in Ogden, Utah.

Joe worked as a barber in Riverdale for 20 years and then drove school bus for Weber County School District for 30 years. He retired in 2006. Joe was a hard worker all of his life and finished every job with commitment and pride.

Joe’s relationship with God was the most important aspect of his life. He loved his wife, Rosemary, with all his heart and soul. His children were his pride and joy.

Joe was an amazing person who could always put a smile on your face when needed most. He enjoyed singing in church, old cars, and riding ATV’s with his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends.

He is survived by Rosemary (wife), Joan Graham (Dale Dixon), Joseph R., Christopher (Paula), Timothy (Jeanine) and Daniel (Heather), 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, three brothers, and one sister. He was preceded in death by Stephen Higgs (son), Thomas and Elsie Higgs (parents) and Edward Higgs (brother).

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Christian Center, 4737 S 1900 W, Roy, UT. There will be a viewing Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th Street, Ogden, UT and Tuesday prior to service from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Interment will follow at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836-36th Street, Ogden, UT.



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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Time: 11:00 am -

Calvary Christian Center


4737 S. 1900 W. , , Roy, Utah, 84067

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Born: April 7, 1941
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Pat and Ed Harrison posted on 8/13/14

Don: Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow as you mourn the loss of your brother Joseph. He will be greatly missed here on earth but his memories will live on forever in your hearts. Pat and Ed Harrison Eldon and Rosalie Widmer


Kent and Diane Van Leeuwen posted on 8/12/14

We will miss you Joe but we know it's for the best that you have left us and gone to heaven. You and Rosemary have had some hard times in the past few years, now your pain is over. Rosemary you cared for Joe thought his illness till the end, we wish you the best. Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather they all will miss him dearly. As will everyone that knew him.


Rich and Lori Anderson posted on 8/11/14

We are so sorry about the loss of your father. We know that there are no words that can begin to express the sorrow that you are feeling. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time in your lives. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.


LeRoy and Joy Waggoner posted on 8/10/14

We lost a wonderful friend. Lamar will be missed so much, but we know he is at peace now and not suffering anymore. We will miss our montly get togethers, our lunches and our Sequence games. We'll miss his gently teasing and joking ways. He was a wonderful man. God bless sweet Rosemay for all the loving care she has given him. God bless his wonderful children who did so much for him and Rosemary. Rest in Peace dear friend. We love you.