Robert N. Higgins

Robert N. Higgins

January 18, 1932 - August 11, 2013

Robert N. Higgins

January 18, 1932 - August 11, 2013


Robert Nelson Higgins, 81, of Mission Viejo, California, beloved father and grandfather, died on August 11, 2013. He was born on January 18, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona to Dorothy (Plummer) Higgins and John Wesley Higgins.

Robert grew up in Safford, Arizona and attended Safford High School, Arizona State University and University of Arizona. Robert proudly served in the U.S. Army. Robert lived in Safford and Phoenix, Arizona until 1976 when he moved his family to Laguna Beach, California.

After growing up in the southwest, Robert was a dealer of fine art, specializing in Native American, Western Art and Cowboy memorabilia. He had a passion and love for the fine arts, and he owned galleries in Arizona, Laguna Beach, and San Juan Capistrano.

Robert is survived by his daughter Valerie Tuttle, son Robert Nelson Higgins II, daughter Patti Brown, grandchildren Robert Brown, Charlotte Tuttle, Terrance Brown and many other friends and family.

A “Celebration of Robert’s Life” will be held at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm. There will also be a memorial service at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. 10th Ave., Safford, Arizona on Saturday August 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm and a graveside service at Safford Union Cemetery. Monetary donations can be sent to San Carlos Apache Tribe, P.O. Box 1240, San Carlos, CA 85550.

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7 responses to Robert N. Higgins

  1. Thomas Silva says:

    Val, Patti, Rob, and family, I am thinking of you all, my old friends, this week. Wish I could be with you now. Love you.. Willis

  2. my sincere condolences RIP Robert Higgins

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