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James H. "Jim" Higgins

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James H. "Jim" Higgins Obituary
Higgins, James (Jim) H.
of Phoenix, Arizona died Friday, April 15, 2016. Born in Quincy, IL on August 5, 1946 to Emily Morey Gard Higgins and Arthur R. Higgins, Jim graduated from Quincy High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 1972 from Southern Illinois University. He also served honorably in the US Air Force and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Jim became an account manager, electrician and business owner. He married Carol Leefers Higgins in 1975, who predeceased him in 1994. For a while, Jim did beautiful stained-glass work. His grandson, MJ, has been the light of his life during his retirement. Jim is survived by his son, Matthew and his wife Amanda, and his son, Andrew and his partner Alyssa of Phoenix, AZ. He is survived by sisters Marian Donohue and Morey (Andy) Taraska of Quincy, IL, Marjorie Higgins of Springfield, IL, Elizabeth Garrison of West Lafayette, IN, sister-in-law: Melody Higgins of Bourbonnais, IL, and brother Art (Sara) Higgins of Belize, Central America. He was preceded in death by brothers John Higgins and Charles Thomas Higgins, sister, Sarah Jarchow, and brother-in-law David Jarchow. Jim is survived by six sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law and by many nieces and nephews. The graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on April 20, 2016 at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 19, 2016
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