Laurencia (Laura) Aster Higgins, 81, of Lopez Island, WA, beloved wife of George Higgins passed away at Island Hospital in Anacortes.
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She was born December 20, 1925 in Hurley, New Mexico, the daughter of Balthazar and Cathlina (Hernandez) Enriquez. At the age of 9, Laura moved to Los Angeles, CA .
As an adult, she worked in the Los Angeles area until her marriage to George Higgins in October 1959. The couple lived in Lynnwood, WA, before moving to Lopez Island in 1975 prior to her husbands retirement from the U. S. Coast Survey.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her loving husband, George; one sister, Anna Evans of California, sister-in-law Olivia Enriquez of California and brother-in-law and wife, Gene and Carolyn Higgins of Mount Vernon, WA. Laura is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2007 at Lopez Island Center Church with interment following at Lopez Union Cemetery, with Pastor Morris Dalton officiating.
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., Anacortes & the San Juan Islands.
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Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Oct. 8, 2007