Lucy Higgs arrived in Dos Palos in 1937. After a hiatus, she would return to Dos Palos in 1975.
Her love for public service led her to join the South Dos Palos Community Water District, the Wastewater Disposal Joint Powers Agency for the Dos Palos area, and the Water Quality Improvment Joint Powers Agency for the Dos Palos area, as a vital member of the boards for many years.
Her love of cooking and baking made her infamous for her delicious 7up cake and her Watergate cake with the cover up frosting, which she said only she and President Nixon know the ingrerdients.
Her love for children prompted her to begin working for Dos Palos Head Start, fulfilling the nickname her mother's gave her "Mother Goose". She was always surrounded by a gaggle of children.
Known for her love for everyone she never met a stranger. She was a backbone for South Dos Palos helping all who came to her in need.
Lucy Higgs has a new home now, but she still lives on in the hearts of the many lives she has touched. Proceeding her in death are her mother and father Scottie B. Johnson and Fortune Johnson, her husband Richard Higgs, her sisters Rotha Robinson, Rozene Lane, her brothers Milas Johnson, Fortune Johnson, her son Dorsey Johnson, her granddaughter Michia Anderson and her great grandson Antoine Patillo.
She leaves behind to cherish her precious memory her daughters Cheryl Higgs McClellan and Lorna Higgs. Her grandchildren Shirenda Davis, Shauna Patillo, Michelle McClellan, Myron Patillo, Byron Patillo, Michael Whittaker, Myrenzo Whittaker, Darlene Pacheco, Jacqueline Williams, Rodney Pacheco, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A special recognition goes out to Andrew Brown and Barbara Clark Cusseaux.
We shall never forget the loving,giving bright soul she was.
Services will be held at The Rock Church 1701 Leonard Avenue in Dos Palos, at 12:00 noon, Friday, January 31, 2020. Repast will be held at Del Hale Hall 931 Center Avenue in Dos Palos.
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