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Gordon HIGGINS Passed away on April 28, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He lived his final years with grace and good humor showing other cancer victims - and everyone around him - that the disease does not condemn them to a life of worry and fear. Gordon was born November 28, 1934, one of eight children to Con and Laura Higgins in Titonka, Iowa, and was raised in Whittemore, Iowa, which is known for its great high school baseball teams. Gordon was on two teams that went to the state finals. He graduated from Presentation Academy in 1952 as class valedictorian, then joined the Navy, serving three years as an Aviation Electronics Technician. Gordon met Delores at community college in Emmetsburg, Iowa in 1957 and knew that he had found the love of his life. The kids came along soon thereafter and family was the center of their lives. Camping trips with friends to Lake Chelan and Hood Canal, a timeshare at Chelan, a cabin on Camano, and finally wintering in Phoenix were highlights during the off-time. When the grandchildren arrived they joined the vacation fun and were the light of Grandpa's life. Gordon is survived by his wife, Delores; son, Jeffrey, and his family; daughter, Michele, and her family; son, Rick; and daughter, Christie, and her family; as well as sisters-in-law, Carol Higgins, Ruth Higgins and Idell Higgins; and, nieces and nephews in Virginia, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon and California. A Vigil service will be held Friday, May 6th, at 7:00 pm, and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 7th, at 10:30 am BOTH at St. Luke Catholic Church, 322 North 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98133. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to St. Vincent de Paul, St. Luke Chapter or to the St. Luke School Scholarship Fund, 322 North 175th St. Shoreline, WA 98133. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Published in The Seattle Times on May 1, 2011
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