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Obituary for Neil W Higley

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Neil W Higley

September 28, 1929 - May 16, 2011

Neil W. Higley, of Ogden, Utah, died May 16, 2011, at the age of 81. He was born September 28, 1929, in Rupert, Idaho, to Ronald Neil and Maggie (Woodall) Higley, now deceased. Neil married Viola Nickerson and they moved to Ogden to raise their family. They had two sons, Owen LaVare Higley, and step son Charles Lee Sherwood. Neil served in the Navy from December 13, 1947 to November 27, 1951. He then gave the Federal Service another 26 years. He also owned his own business, Higley’s Burgers. Neil enjoyed life! He liked hunting and fishing, but was quoted to say, “My outside interest is centered mainly in enjoying life with my family.”Neil was friendly and helpful with his neighbors and they in turn looked out for him as well. Those that rented his flower shop spoke highly of him as a landlord. Neil found a special friendship in June Pendleton, of Ogden. They enjoyed dinners and various activities. Neil will be missed by those he left behind; His son, Owen LaVare Higley, his brothers, Ronald and Glen Higley, his step sister, Bonnie Clark, and his longtime friend and companion June Pendleton. Those loved ones who will greet him on the other side will be his much loved wife, Viola Nickerson, his step son, Charles Lee Sherwood, his parents, Ronald Neil Higley, and step mother, Rosetta Baggett Higley, his sister Opal Arlene Phillips, his brother Carl Higley and his 4 step sisters and step brothers. It’s comforting to recognize that we always have a circle of loved ones around us. Family will meet friends Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. with funeral services following at 7:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Oakley Cemetery, in Oakley Idaho, at 11:00 a.m.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Oakley City Cemetery


Oakley , , Oakley, ID,

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Born: September 28, 1929
Died: May 16, 2011

Condolences for Neil W Higley

Paul and Gail Smith posted on 5/27/11

We send our sincere condolences to the family. It was nice talking with you Owen. I hope all goes well for you and the family. We are thinking of all of you and send our love.


Clea (Gibson) Stones posted on 5/26/11

I wish I would have know a lilttle earlier about Uncle Neil's passing. I would have come to the activities this day. My mother, Arba E (Clark) Gibson, spoke often of Niel and Glenn Higley.She loved them as her brothers. They always treated me and my siblingswell when we met them, which wasn't often. Best wish to the family and friends at this time. clea


Michelle Higley Hendrick posted on 5/24/11

I loved going to Uncle Neil's Hamburger joint, he would spoil us and let us have suckers. I packed my Crystal Candy Dish with me all around that he gave me for my wedding gift. I love you Uncle Neil and will meet you in Heaven.