Eunice Marie Higgins of Tawas City passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the Tendercare Nursing Home in Tawas City, age 86.
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Eunice was born in Battle Creek on Oct. 19, 1927 to Robert J. and Edith V. (Hoskinson) West. She graduated from East Tawas High School in 1945. Eunice worked for Tawas Area High School as a secretary for 21 years, retiring in 1985.
She followed the Methodist faith as her family had done for generations. Eunice spent countless hours researching her families genealogy and discovered she was descended from many of America's first colonists and English nobility. She had a wide range of interests including gardening, travel, history and archaeology. She also cherished the time spent together with all of her family.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Kyle Higgins; two daughters, Jan (John) Herrick of East Tawas and Lisa (Eric) Buehl of Maryland; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Herrick of East Tawas, Amanda Herrick of Bamberg, Germany, Alexandra Buehl and Katharine Buehl of Maryland; three great granddaughters, Charlotte and Ivy Vetter of East Tawas and Aubrey Seymore of Maryland. She is also survived by her nephews, Joseph Dimmick of Maryland, John Dimmick of Wisconsin and Ryan West of Michigan; and nieces, Alicia Essary of Texas and Edith Powers of Michigan. Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edith West; two brothers, Charles W. Reynolds and Stanley R. West; and two sisters, Vernon Edith Reynolds and Alice H. (Reynolds) Dimmick.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 3 at noon at Tawas United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Gonder officiating. Her family will welcome friends for visitation at the church on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to Tawas United Methodist Church in her honor. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements are by Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City.
Buresh-Kobs Funeral Home Inc
416 Whittemore St
Tawas City, MI 48763
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from Jan. 31 to Feb. 11, 2014