Joy Dorothy Higgs

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Joy Dorothy Higgs, 86, of Ban­don, Ore., for­merly of Siloam Springs, died March 4, 2018, in Coos Bay, Ore.

She was born July 9, 1931, in South Bend, Ind., to Arthur Ch­ester Peter­son and Dorothy May Feece Peter­son. She mar­ried Ed­ward Higgs and they owned and op­er­ated a cus­to­dial ser­vice in Bakersfield, Calif. She was in­volved in many church ac­tiv­i­ties and func­tions and en­joyed trav­el­ing up and down the Ore­gon Coast look­ing for light­houses. She en­joyed cro­chet­ing baby blan­kets and booties and sell­ing them at craft fairs.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her hus­band Ed­ward; one sis­ter; one brother; one sis­ter-in-law; and daugh­ter, Judy Par­rott.

Sur­vivors in­clude her son, Ed­ward Higgs and wife Loretta of Gen­try; daugh­ters, Dorothy Gayle Hickam and hus­band Don of Ban­don, and Pam Jenk­ins and hus­band Dave of Bakersfield, Calif.; sis­ters, Lila Roach of Ban­don, and Nordell John­son and hus­band Nor­man of Ban­don; 10 grand­chil­dren; 29 great­grand­chil­dren; and three great-great-grand­chil­dren.

Funeral ser­vices were March 12 at Was­son Memo­rial Chapel, Siloam Springs. Burial fol­lowed at Gen­try Ceme­tery, Gen­try. Ar­range­ments were by Was­son Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.

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