Phyllis Maureen Higle

August 6, 1936 – February 14, 2023

PHOENIX, AZ – On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, Mrs. Phyllis Maureen Higle slipped away to be with our Lord and Savior at age 86, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was surrounded by loved ones and people who cared for her as she passed peacefully. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and dear sisters: Beverly Demattio, Beulah Smith, and Thelma Davenport.

Phyllis was born on August 6, 1936 in Circle, Montana. The daughter of Margaret and Arcie DeLapp. She attended grade school there until 1942 when her family moved to Rexford, Montana. At which time she was a student at Rexford Elementary School in Rexford, Montana followed by Lincoln County High School in Eureka, Montana. On June 10, 1952, she was united in marriage to the late Thomas Oliver Higle. Together they had four beautiful children: Gregory Higle of Kennewick, Washington, Rebecca Alvis (Steve) of Phoenix, Arizona, the late Clinton Higle, and Lori Peterson (Gary) of Phoenix, Arizona.

Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend to all those she knew. She loved spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family and friends. Every weekend you could find family and friends gathered around the supper table for hours, sharing stories and laughter. Phyllis was always ready with a full pot of coffee, fresh sun tea and fresh baked cookies along with an ear for listening to whatever was on your mind, or just for catching up. She was always ready to add an