Deanna Lord Higgins
1954 - 2021
Deanna Lord Higgins, a longtime resident of Calistoga, passed away quietly in her sleep January 15th, 2021, with her beloved Clifford by her side.
Deanna was born December. 8, 1954, in Lynwood, CA, to Kenneth and Jeanne Lord.
Deanna could accomplish anything she set her mind to do as she was a gifted chef, hospitable innkeeper and design entrepreneur. She will always be fondly remembered for her love of the Napa Valley.
Deanna worked many years in the food industry in many capacities. One of her life's greatest joys was when she and her husband, Mike Higgins, opened The Filling Station, a Long Beach, California restaurant. Together they took the restaurant industry by storm! Equip with a deep love of food, love of their customers and most of all, love for each other, the restaurant thrived!
As years past, the Napa Valley was calling their name. One day searching the real estate market they found their Napa Valley dream home. With Mike's savvy wood crafting skills and Deanna's culinary genius, they opened one of the first Bed and Breakfasts in Calistoga. Deanna spent the next 30 years welcoming guests from around the globe with open arms.
The Lord family is small in number, but strong in heart. Deanna is survived by her mother: Jeanne Lord, sisters: Kristi (Dan) Esmay, Darrylin (Brad) Mollath, nephews Zac Petersen, Tayler Petersen, Joseph Mollath, and nieces: Jenny (Robbins) Spurlock, Molly (Robbins) Crum, and Hannah (Mollath) Gallo. Preceding her in death are her husband: Mike Higgins, father: Kenneth Lord, brother Mike Lord and sister: Karen (Lord) Robbins.
We know that Deanna is at peace because she lived life to the fullest and was so loved. We will miss Deanna beyond words, but know she is watching out for all of us making sure we keep doing the right things: helping others, eating well and walking her dog!
Because of Covid-19, no public service will be held until a future date.