Betty Higgley. 86

Betty J. Higgley, 86, Lander, Wyoming, formerly, Huntington, passed away on Monday, March 25, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.

She was born on July 17, 1926 in Huntington County, a daughter of Chris and Pearl (Tryon) Wall. She was a graduate of Rockcreek High School. Betty was a homemaker. She also had various factory jobs over the years. In 1982, she moved to Wyoming and worked as a senior companion/caregiver as well as a foster grandparent at Arapahoe School.  She was united in marriage to Robert E. Higgley on Dec. 24, 1960. They lived on a farm in Lagro, where Betty was a farm wife and they raised three children. He preceded her in death in 1976. She enjoyed visiting with her family, shopping, reading, watching her favorite TV shows, going to the casino, watching birds and deer and looking at her flowers out her window at the nursing home. She had a meaningful, purposeful life, was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include three daughters: Christina (Jerome) Martin, Wabash; Melody (Gene) Tromburg, Custer, S.D.; Bobbi (Brad) Gibb, Riverton, Wy., and two grandchildren: Jacob (Bethany) Jarrett, Rapid City, S.D.; Alexis Martin, Kokomo; a great grandson: Flynn Jarrett and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and five sisters: Ilene Woodward, Faye Wilour, Jean Working, Grace Ragan and Mary Lou Sprowl.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 1, from 4-7 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.

Private family services will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel.

Interment will be at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Wabash.

Memorial donations are to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

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Posted on 2013 Apr 01