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Margaret Orelene Higgs

July 17, 1936 — October 4, 2021

Margaret Orelene Higgs

After an incredible 85-year journey, our beautiful Wife, Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, and Friend left this earth, heaven-bound, on Oct 4, 2021.

Margaret Orelene Higgs was born on July 17, 1936, in Salt Lake City, Utah – the first child of Amasa Hamblin and Margaret Ramage.

She graduated from Weber High School. It was the summer before her senior year that she met our dad and her forever sweetheart Donald E. Higgs. They were married the following spring on March 17, 1954, in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Together, they have welcomed, loved, cherished, and adored their 10 children, four boys, and six girls. Mom’s primary desire was and is to be a good mom and in that she excelled. She loves her children with all that she is and is their biggest fan. Their impossible becomes possible when viewed through her eyes. Her love is unwavering, and she considers her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great, great-grandchildren to be her GREATEST accomplishments.
Mom wanted for all around her to know that she loved them unconditionally, praising, teaching, and encouraging when the situation called for it. If there was someone in need, Mom would not hesitate to give when, where, or what she could.

Mom has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life serving in various callings. She shared much of her time, talents, and love ministering to those around her. Her faith and prayers have taught all that have loved her to look for the greater good in everyone and everything.

She has a talent for crocheting and her homemade afghans and hot pads were her favorite thing to give as gifts to those she cared for. Her gentle hands combined with countless hours and endless love turned a simple piece of yarn into her many works of art. Mom also enjoyed camping, crosswords, word searches, reading, and genealogy. When it came to remembering family lines and people’s names, her memory was ironclad.

Orelene is survived by her loving husband, Donald E.; and children, Donald A. Higgs (Julieanne), Kevin Higgs (Annette), Julie Talbot (Steve), Wayne Higgs (Michele), Susan Behr (Chris), Becky Birchum (Art), Maria Rigby (Brent) and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.

While the reunion in Heaven is, no doubt, glorious with those that have gone before, we are certain Mom's eyes are twinkling and she is happy playing cars with her son, Curtis Higgs, lighting fireworks with her daughter, Carolyn Killpack, crocheting with her daughter, June Cannon, laughing and making potato salad for the whole gang of extended family welcoming her.

Those of us left behind will take the watch and honor her in living and sharing her Love. How blessed we are to have been touched by this beautiful soul and how grateful we are to know that we will be together again. We love you, Mom!

All services will be held at Leavitt's Mortuary located at 836 36th St, Ogden Utah.

A viewing will be Friday, Oct 15th from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Funeral will follow on Friday at 11:00 a.m.


Interment will be in the family plots located at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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Past Services


Friday, October 15, 2021

9:45 - 10:45am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 15, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

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