On Nov. 10, 2010 Clarence William Higgs Jr. passed away at the age of 77, only two weeks after finding out he had cancer. He will be greatly missed by his family.
Clarence was born on Nov. 5, 1933 in Kaysville, Utah, to Pearl and Clarence W. Higgs Sr. He married Nancy Vivian Barnes on June 28, 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. Clarence worked as a custodian for the Layton Schools for many years and later for Service Master until his retirement.
For many years he helped his wife when her health was not well until they both ended up in a care center until Nancy’s death. They were married for 51 years before Nancy passed away in August 2005. His son and daughter-in-law had the privilege of having Clarence in their home for the past five years and being able to help him during that time.
Clarence was a kind, caring individual. He is now at rest from his earthly labors and no longer in pain. He is reunited with his eternal companion once again. He was an example in living his religion and enduring to the end. He loved his family.
Clarence is survived by two sons, Larry (Janet) Higgs of Ogden, Utah and Tim (Vesta) Higgs of Moab; a brother, Merlin Higgs of Roy, Utah; three sisters, Jenney McClure of Kaysville, Utah, Vera Smith and Marleen Smith, both of Heber City, Utah; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Higgs, his parents, two brothers, Ben and Alma Higgs, a sister, Helen Barnes, and a grandson, Brandon Higgs.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the LDS chapel at 60 West Gordon Ave. in Layton, Utah. There will be a viewing Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary in Moab, Utah. Another viewing will take place Nov. 19 at the Myer Mortuary Layton at 250 North Fairfield Road in Layton, Utah from 7 to 9 p.m., and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. the day of the service at the church.
The family would like to thank all the health care professionals who have assisted him the last few months.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValeyMortuary.com