Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Robert “Bob” Linwood Higgins

| June 16, 2021 12:00 AM

Bob passed away Sunday morning June 6, 2021, of natural causes at Mineral Community Hospital Long Term Care. 

He was Born July 1, 1935 in McCloud, California to Donald Edward and Bessie Irene (Mooney) Higgins.  

He was the youngest of four children and the only boy. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Donna (Ray) Rhodda, Carol (Paul) Livingston and Pauline, grandson Jake Higgins, nephew Jim Rhodda, and wife Celia Higgins. 

Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating from McCloud High School.  

He had five children with Bonnie (Baker) Merritt: Randy (Judy) Higgins, Julie Schrock, Raymond (Jill) Higgins, Sherry (George) Spangler & Donald Higgins all of Superior, Montana. 

He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren: Duane (Stacy) Guade,(Cameo & Cheyanne and her son Nolan), Bessie Spangler, Kate Brown (Cassidy & Grace), Lena Higgins, Jay (Shelby) Higgins (Bowdy & Winter), Allyssa Fitzgerald (Ava and Kynslee), Carli (William) Mahai, (Prudence and Jubal), Wally (Alisha) Schrock, (Talia, Sawyer & Aspen), Cody Schrock, Derek Higgins, Heather Reese (John, Mayzie, Austin, Millie, and Minnie), Ginger Reese (Taitym, Cayden and Raidyn). And many nieces and nephews. 

Bob moved to Superior Montana in 1977 and worked at Diamond Match Mill as a saw filer. 

Later he worked at the Bark Mill and then retired. 

During his retirement he loved to cut firewood, work on vehicles, and horse trade. In his later years you could find him at the local casino.  

Bob suffered a stroke in October of 2015 and moved into the Mineral Community Hospital Long Term Care Unit. He made many friends with the faculty, staff and other residents.  

There will not be funeral services held at his request; the family will gather at a later date to celebrate Bob’s life and share memories of him. 

Garden City Funeral Home will be doing the cremation. In lieu of flowers; please make donations in Robert Higgins name to the Mineral Community Hospital Foundation P.O. Box 66 Superior, Montana, 59872 or Clark Fork Valley Women in Timber 117 Moats Lane Superior, Montana, 59872.