Obituary for Geraldine Higgs (1939-2021) – Ogden, UT

Geraldine Kay Wright Higgs, the heart and soul of our family, died on May 18, 2021 at Whisper Cove Memory Care in Kaysville. It was beautiful inside and out. Geri was born on August 28, 1939 to Robert Samuel and Ralphine Messerly Wright in Ogden, Utah. She attended schools in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High in 1957. She called Ogden home until 2019 and then lived in Kaysville to be closer to the family.

On January 2, 1958, she married her soulmate, Lynn Miller Higgs, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple in 1964. They were married for 61 years until Lynn passed away in 2019.

Geri was a dental assistant for 30 years, first working for Dr. Garth Blanche, then for Dr. Tyler Shaw and finally for Dr. Garth Willie.

Square dancing was a big part of her life and she made great friends for life. They would travel together and winter together in Saint George long after they stopped dancing.

She enjoyed gardening, reading, crocheting, and handicrafts. She enjoyed camping and always had two or three grandchildren with her. She loved camping in Yellowstone and shared that love with her family. We will always keep these memories. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She wants them to “remember who you are and who loves you”.

Geri is survived by her children, John Higgs (Larry Joe), Sandy UT; Lynda Higgs, South Ogden UT; Lisa (Thomas) Nicholson, Layton UT; Colleen (Julie) Higgs, West Jordan UT; and Marilyn (Kevin) Beal, Layton UT; 20 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert J. Wright, Sandy UT, and her sister Mary Hopson, Layton UT. Her husband, Lynn Higgs, had died before her; her parents, Robert S and Ralphine Wright; Brother Stephen Wright and Sister Winifred Wright.

The funeral services will take place on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Lindquists Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. instead of. Friends and family can visit the morgue on Sunday from 6pm to 8pm and on Monday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Burial, Lindquist’s Wasatch Memorial Gardens, 1718 Combe Rd.

The family would like to thank the Whisper Cove staff for the loving care of our mother. Special thanks to Jessica Pachecko, RN of the Bristol Hospice; Ariel Zaugg, CNA; Jaxie Nicholas, CNA; Lisa Crandall, LCSW and Amber Harvey.

Published by Lindquist Mortuary – Ogden May 22-23, 2021.

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