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Joy Dorothy (Peterson) Higgs


July 9, 1931 - March 4, 2018

A celebration of life will be held for Joy Dorothy (Peterson) Higgs, 86, at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Victory Tabernacle Church, 360 Third St., Coquille. Joy went peacefully to be in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, with her family at her bedside to see her off.

Joy was born in South Bend, Ind. At the age of 14 she moved with her family to Stockton, Calif., where she met and later married Edward R. Higgs. They raised four children. In 2007 Joy moved to Bandon to live with her sister, Nordell and Nordell's husband, Norman.

She loved to travel, enjoyed camping and loved to crochet baby cloths and blankets, ect. She often attended craft shows and bazaars to sell most of her handi-work. She loved visiting all the lighthouses along the Oregon Coast, and traveling back East often to visit her other sister Joy.

Joy was a Pentecostal Christian attending Victory Tabernacle Church in Coquille every Sunday and Wednesday. Joy was blessed with being able to interpret dreams. She loved her church family and treated them all like her own family. She loved her little companion Chihuahua, Taco Bill.

She is survived by her children, Gayle (Higgs) and her Husband, Don Hicham of Riverton, Edward A. and wife, Loretta Higgs of Gentry, Arkan., and Pam (Higgs) and husband, Dave Jenkins of Bakersfield, Calif; sisters, Lila (Peterson) Roach of Bandon and Nordell (Peterson) and husband, Norman Johnson of Bandon; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

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Joy was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy (Higgs) Parrott; brother, Neil Peterson; and sisters, Delorse Brown and Jeanne (Peterson) McQueen. In 1986 Joy's husband, Edward went to be home with the Lord.

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