Margaret Higgs obituary (1936-2021) – Ogden, UT

Margaret Orelene Higgs

After an incredible 85-year journey, our beautiful wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend left this earth on October 4th, 2021, bound to the sky.

Margaret Orelene Higgs was born on July 17, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the first child of Amasa Hamblin and Margaret Ramage.

She graduated from Weber High School. In the summer before senior year, she met our father and her eternal treasure, Donald E. Higgs. They were married the following spring, March 17, 1954, in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Together they welcomed, loved, cherished and adored their 10 children, four boys and six girls. Mom’s main wish was and is to be a good mom, and that’s where she surpassed herself. She loves her children with everything she is and is her biggest fan. Her impossible becomes possible when she is looked at through her eyes. Her love is unwavering and she regards her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren as her GREATEST accomplishment.
Mom wanted everyone around her to know that she loved her unconditionally, praising her, teaching and encouraging her when the situation called for. If someone was in need, mom wouldn’t hesitate to give when, where or what she could.

Mom has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life and has served in various callings. She shared much of her time, talents, and love for serving others. Her faith and prayers have taught those who have loved her to seek the greater good in everyone and everything.

She has a knack for crocheting and her homemade afghans and hot pads were her favorite gifts that she gave to loved ones. Her gentle hands combined with countless hours and endless love have made her many works of art out of a simple piece of yarn. Mom also enjoyed camping, crossword puzzles, word searches, reading, and genealogy. When it came to remembering family lines and names, her memory was iron.

Orelene is survived by her loving husband Donald E.; and children, Donald A. Higgs (Julieanne), Kevin Higgs (Annette), Julie Talbot (Steve), Wayne Higgs (Michele), Susan Behr (Chris), Becky Birchum (Art), Maria Rigby (Brent) and numerous grandchildren, Great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

While heavenly reunions with the previous ones is undoubtedly glorious, we’re sure Mommy’s eyes will twinkle and she will be happy playing cars with her son Curtis Higgs, setting off fireworks with her daughter Carolyn Killpack, and crocheting with her daughter June Cannon laughing and making potato salad for the whole family who welcomes them.

Those of us who stay behind will take the watch and honor it by living and sharing their love. How blessed are we to have been touched by this beautiful soul and how thankful we are to be together again. We love you mom

All services are held at Leavitt’s Mortuary at 836 36th St, Ogden Utah.

A tour will take place on Friday, October 15th from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The funeral will follow on Friday at 11:00 a.m.


The burial takes place in the family graves in the mausoleum of the Aultorest Memorial Park in Leavitt.

Issued by Leavitt’s Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park October 13-14, 2021.

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