Joy Dorothy Higgs
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.