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Grayce Higgins

December 17, 2012
The Herald-Star

HIGGINS, Grayce A. "Arlene", 81, of Vancouver, WA, died December 9th at PeaceHealth Hospital in Vancouver.

She was born February 22, 1931, in the Village of Stratton and raised in nearby New Somerset, the daughter of the late David and Beulah Yocum.

She graduated from Jefferson Union High School, Richmond in 1948 and from Youngstown Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She worked as an R.N. for 49 years. She survived breast cancer in the '60's, numerous health challenges including heart surgery, but never complained.

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She is survived by her husband, Earl, to whom she was married for 60 years; sons, David and Donald; and daughter, Diane; and nine grandchildren.

Arlene was known for her beautiful piano playing, her smile, love of games, and wry sense of humor.

A public funeral service was held December 13, 2012, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, WA.

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