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09/15/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Darlene Pierce Higgins

Darlene Pierce Higgins
(d. 22 Aug 2009)

Gila Bend High School (Arizona) Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   We have more sad if rather belated news today.     Darlene Pierce Higgins, wife of     Marcus Higgins ('65) of AZ, passed away in Arizona from complications of heart disease on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the age of 58.


From the Arizona Republic - 08/27/09:  

                 Darlene Pierce Higgins
 
 


 
  Darlene Higgins, beloved wife, mother and grandmother went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, August 22nd.

She was born in West Virginia and was raised in Ohio. Darlene moved to Gila Bend, Arizona when she was eleven years old. There Darlene met her husband of 41 years, Marcus. They have two children, Michael and Jennifer, and three grandchildren, Gregory, Caitlin and Natalie.

One of the great joys of her life was working for 17 years as the receptionist for Brown & Brown Insurance of Phoenix, AZ.

She had a lifetime of devotion to Christ through her church work. She especially loved her work with children. Her greatest love was her work with the Missionettes program.

 Darlene Pierce Higgins
 


A viewing will be held Friday, August 28th at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave. in Glendale. Funeral and Church service to be held Saturday, August 29th at 11 AM at Cathedral Christian Center, 16635 N. 51st Ave. in Glendale.

Published in the Arizona Republic from August 27 to August 29, 2009.
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August 27
, 2009
 
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Higgins Family. I was able to work with Darlene at Brown and Brown Insurance for a short time and she was a beautiful person and had such a way about her and would brighten up any room that she walked into.

Kathy Bright and Family
 
~ Kathy Bright, Surprise, Arizona
 

August 27, 2009

We were so sorry to hear of the absence of Darlene from this earth. She always had the sweetest spirit and I know she will be very much missed by all family & friends. God be with you during this time of loss.
 
~ Jay & Rocky Sweat, Peoria, Arizona
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August 28, 2009

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
 
~ Patty, Rob & our C.O.R.E. Group Larson, Surprise, Arizona
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August 28, 2009

It was a great honor to work with Dar for the last 14 years. Dar's compassion and faith were an inspiration to all of us. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Marcus, her children, and grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
 
~ Michele Sanders, Glendale, Arizona
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August 28, 2009

Darlene was my best friend for nearly 30 years. I cannot express how much I will miss her joyful laugh, her listening ears and Godly advice. We've been through so many stages of life together and I will always cherish those memories. My deepest sympathy to Marcus, Jenny and Michael.
 
~ Betty Dawley, Olympia, Washington
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August 28, 2009

Darlene was one of the kindest souls I have ever met. Her smiling face always helped my work day start off right. My heart goes out to her family and all who mourn her loss. Take comfort in knowing that a great many people loved Dar and that she is in all our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless.
 
~ Chandra Estus, Avondale, Arizona
 

August 31, 2009

You could always count on Dar for a big smile and a great laugh. Working with Dar was always a pleasure, kind and helpful were just a given with Dar. My prayers go to her family whom I know she loved.
 
~ Pam Johson, Phoenix, Arizona
 

August 31, 2009

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of one of the sweetest persons I have had the pleasure to know. I worked with Darlene until 1996 and sadly lost touch with her over the years, but never forgot her joyful laugh, her constant smile, and her endearing nature. She loved her family dearly, and loved our lord and saviour even more. May God bring peace to her family knowing that she is now in His loving arms.

God's Peace....
 
~ Rose Johnson, Phoenix, Arizona
 

 

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Marcus and his family at this time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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In the Garden

Words and Music by Charles Austin Miles, 1912
(7 Jan 1868 - 10 Mar 1946)
 

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known


"In the Garden" midi (sequenced by Randell M. Lawson) and lyrics courtesy of http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/lyrics/inthegarden.htm - 01/31/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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