Helen Cassity Higgins, age 66, loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend passed away, June 6, 1991, at her home in Salt Lake City of cancer.
Born January 14, 1925 in Salt Lake City to Leland Julian and Alta Vera Burton Cassity. Married A. Lawrence (Larry) Higgins on July 21, 1947 in the Logan LDS Temple. A member of the LDS Church, Monument Park 15th Ward, and served well her many leadership callings in the auxiliaries through the years. During her last year of painful and difficult health problems, she continued many of her activities as long as she was able. Helen was an Honors graduate of both East High School and the University of Utah, where she majored in sociology. At the "U" Helen participated in extra-curricular activities, including the Utonion Staff and Spurs, was elected to Cwean, an honor society recognizing scholarship and service. Helen was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and served as its vice president. She and her husband are members of the Salt Lake Country Club, where she and her friends played golf on Ladies' Day for many years. A volunteer docent at the Museum of Natural History. While in high school and college Helen held several elective offices and was also chosen Founder's Day Queen at the "U". A member of Mothers' Clubs for Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Sigma and Beta Theta Pi. Helen was a sweet, caring woman, a perfectly groomed beauty. A strawberry-blonde, full of energy, enthusiastic, happy, a well-organized, hard worker. During her mother's latter years of life, Helen was helpful and attentive and was her best friend. Helen excelled at homemaking, she was a fashionable seamstress, kept a beautiful home, was a good gardener, excellent cook and hostess. Enjoyed traveling and had wonderful trips throughout the world with her husband and their close mutual friends. Important to Helen were several longtime groups of friends: her sorority luncheons, dinner and bridge groups, neighborhood reunion parties, golf, skiing and dance club. Her interests included a love for fine music, art and good books. In addition, she had the keen ability to write clever jingles and rhymes.Survived by her husband, Larry, Salt Lake City; two sons and two daughters, Mark L. Higgins (Linda), Los Gatos, California; Barry J. Higgins (Barbara), Englewood, Colorado; Mrs. Patricia ("Tisa") Higgins Mojzisik (Gregory), Ms. Katie Higgins, both of Salt Lake; seven grandchildren, Theresa, Valerie, Maren, Tyler, Lindsay, Analee and Ryan; brother, F. Burton Cassity (Joanne), Salt Lake; a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Cassity Anderson (A. Leon), Fullerton, California; seven nieces and one nephew. Preceded in death by both parents.
Funeral services will be Monday, June 9th, 12:00 noon at Monument Park Stake Center, 1320 Wasatch Drive. Friends may call Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, and Monday at the stake center, one hour prior. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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