Myrtle Higgins, age 97, passed away Wednesday morning August 22, 2012 after a long fulfilling life. Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Bakker Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Baird Cemetery.
She was born on Christmas Day 1914 in Marshall, Texas to William Thomas Jones and Ida Gertrude (Bridges) Jones. Myrtle graduated from Baird High School and later married Albert “Cotton” Jackson Higgins of Baird, TX. Myrtle and Cotton bought a farm in Carbon in 1946 and moved there with their son Robert Albert Higgins, Sr. Myrtle attended the Baptist Church in Carbon for many years.
Myrtle is preceded in death by her Husband Albert “Cotton” Jackson Higgins, son Robert Albert Higgins, Sr. and her grandson Robert Albert Higgins, Jr.
She is survived by her granddaughter Kristie Higgins Howard and husband Neil Howard and great grandson Tyler Fuller of Sealy, TX, daughter-in-law Linda Higgins-Smyth and her husband Dale Smyth of The Woodlands, TX.