Eathel E. Higginson

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Eathel Eva Higginson

Age 93, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 in Centennial, Colorado. She was born on March 21, 1919 in Littleton, Colorado to Lode B. and Eva (Smith) Campbell. She is predeceased by her husband "Andy" (April 21, 1981), along with her son “Cec”, grandson “Bradley”, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by two sons, David (Carolyn) Higginson and Mike (Gail) Higginson, and one daughter, Alice (Jim) Wooley;  seven grandchildren, Stephanie Wankel, Elizabeth (Bryan) Serafin, Alan Wright, Cindy (Jerry) Mangus, Brenda (Don) Dumper, Eric (Sheila) Higginson, and Alex Higginson; twelve great grandchildren, Hannah and Nathan Wankel; Maddie and Zoe Serafin; Heather Hays and Casey (Jasalyn) Hays; Donny, Allison, Annalisa and James Dumper; Alahna and Logan Higginson; and two great great grandchildren, Tyrell Homm and Wyatt Hays.  
Besides raising four children, Eathel worked in the Human Resources Department of the J.C. Penney Co., retiring in 1981.  For many years, she was also an active member in the Order of the Amaranth, Columbine Court #15 (formerly Victory Court #2), and belonged to the Englewood United Methodist Church.
Her many interests included collecting chickens (of the figurine variety), making the best-ever  homemade jellies, planting and tending to a summer flower garden, and the annual opening of the summer cabin which also included, as she put it, “walking the mountain”.   Eathel had many friends of the four-legged variety, adopting and caring for dogs throughout her life.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 13th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Bullock Colonial Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Bullock Colonial Chapel with Pastor David VanDeren (Parker Providence Presbyterian Church) officiating.


Alan Wright    Eric Higginson   

Alex Higginson    Casey Hays   

Don Dumper    Bryan Serafin

Honorary Pallbearers

Brenda Dumper (Higginson)

Heather Hays

Immediately following the service, everyone is invited to the Englewood United Methodist Church (3885 S. Broadway) for a light snack and sharing of stories.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be given to one of the following:

The Amaranth Diabetes Foundation

c/o Sally A. Acuff, Secretary

1217 Burning Wood Way

Madison WI 53704-1053


American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Other charity of your choice



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