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Marion Tullis Higgs passed away peacefully on Friday, February 15th at the age of 83. She was born in 1935 to Milo Tullis and Verda May Shaw, the fifth of eight children. She married George Owen Higgs in November 1952 in the LDS Salt Lake Temple and graduated from Weber High School the following year.
Marion was the loving mother of seven children. She was a homemaker well into her 40s and is remembered as a good cook who made “the best rolls in the world.” She was also a seamstress and used this talent to benefit her family. Making Christmas candy with her was an annual event and excitedly anticipated equally by helpers and recipients. She loved to crochet and made afghans for many of her posterity.
Always intelligent, at the age of 45, she braved the world of academia and enrolled at Weber State University. Letting her talent for math and critical thinking shine, she graduated with High Honors in Computer Science. In 1989, she was awarded Your Community Connection’s “Woman of the Year” award for Science and Engineering. She was employed by TRW as a Computer Programmer for 14 years.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marion held many callings. She loved being a temple worker and served at the Ogden Temple for nine years. After her work in the temple, she found great joy in genealogy.
Marion is survived by her husband, Owen, and her seven children, Jeannette (Vane) Campbell, Owen Milo (Janice) Higgs, Kathy (Jeff) Carter, Jim Higgs, Rick (Anokha Ratnayake) Higgs, Cheryl White, and Michelle Higgs. She has 22 grandchildren and 33 ½ great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, Carol (Darwin) Gale, Barbara Tullis, Paul (Sherry) Tullis, and Scherelyn (Craig) Jensen.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Don Tullis, Joan (Ernest) Langford, and Joyce (Lowell) Dawson.
Family will receive visitors at a viewing from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th St., Ogden, UT.
Interment at Leavitt’s Autlorest Memorial Park.