Lillian passed away March 8, 2014, in Poway, CA. Lillian (nee) Cunningham was born in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, NY, on October 15, 1924, a descendent of the Gosse/Quigley's in Newfoundland and the Cunningham/Earley's in Ireland.
Lillian was a member of the National Security Women's Corps in WWII. She married a Navy fighter pilot in 1945. They settled in Poway in 1960. She was president of the Poway Women's Club, reporter
for the Poway News Chieftain, and business owner in Rancho Bernardo. She was an avid sewer, quilter and world traveler.
She is predeceased by her former husband, CDR Robert T. Higgins USN (ret.); daughters, Tammy Witte and Tara Kirby; and grandson, Trevor Kirby. She is survived by children, Robert, Allen and Gail Higgins; sister, Mary Capellupo; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.