Jacqueline Raye Higgins died January 15, 2023, in the care of hospice.
She was 83 years young. Born August 1, 1939.She married the love of her life, Gerald Higgins in her parents’ home on March 31, 1956. Three children were born to this union. Gerald (Jerry) Jr, James and Kimberly Ann.
She was the Betty Crocker mom of the 50’s and 60’s. Jackie cooked, baked and canned many wonderful foods from hunting with her husband. The family garden was huge as was her love and dedication as a wife, mother and grandmother. She made wonderful breads and Christmas cookies for family, friends. You never would leave Jackie’s kitchen hungry. She loved many hobbies, camping in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, Crocheting all the kids and grandkids from babies to adults. She cared for several of the grandchildren when they were young.
She loved traveling to the Colorado mountains. Always had great stories to share of the adventures to the mountains. She will be greatly missed.
Jackie is survived by her sons, Gerald Higgins Jr. (Shawna), James (Lou Ann) Higgins both of Lincoln. Daughter, Kimberly Wolfe (Kevin) of Raymond, NE. Sisters, Marcia Fergusen, Janet Varga both of Lincoln, 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; Gerald; brother; Robert; grandson; Kenneth Yost.
A graveside service will be for Jackie and Jerry, as they wished to be laid to rest together. 11a.m. Friday, January 27, 2023, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Park, 6800 S 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68512.
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