Heidi Higgins Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Heidi Jo Higgins on June 24, 2023, as she slumbered.
Born on March 29, 1961, in Logan, Utah, Heidi was the cherished daughter of Larry Ben Call and Sandra (Joan) Mitchell Call. Throughout her youth, Heidi’s family journeyed across Idaho, Utah, and Montana, accompanying her father’s esteemed career with the Forest Service.
From a tender age, Heidi displayed an extraordinary gift for public speaking. At just 12 years old, she triumphed in a public speaking competition, setting the stage for a lifetime of meaningful achievements and remarkable opportunities.
During her time at Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho, Heidi’s leadership abilities shone brightly. She was elected Governor of Idaho Girl’s State, served as the State President of Future Homemakers of America, and also held the esteemed position of State President of the Idaho Industrial Arts Association.
Recognized as a Good Citizen by the Daughters of the American Revolution Organization, Heidi’s eloquence graced the stage at her graduation ceremony.
At the age of 18, Heidi’s captivating words left a lasting impact on Kent Higgins during a Young Single Adult Fireside. Destiny intertwined their paths, and they met again at a memorable New Year’s Eve dance.
As fate would have it, Heidi declared, upon returning home, that she had encountered the man she would marry. Their courtship flourished during their time at Brigham Young University, culminating in their sealing ceremony on June 12, 1980, at the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Over their blissful 43 years of marriage, they shared countless memories, from their student days in Provo to their beloved home in Idaho Falls, and eventually settling in Pocatello.
Heidi’s gift for speaking propelled her into a successful career as a motivational speaker, campaign manager for various political endeavors, and Regional Marketing Manager for a prominent national corporation. Adapting to the changing landscape of marketing, she even became the host of her own syndicated podcast.
Holidays held a special place in Heidi’s heart, as she infused them with cherished family traditions and breathtaking decorations. Her prowess in adorning Christmas trees gained widespread admiration, and she relished throwing parties, warmly inviting everyone to partake in the festivities.
Together, Kent and Heidi embarked on numerous travel adventures, both for work and pleasure. Exploring cities and landmarks across the globe, their most treasured memories were formed while visiting their sixteen adored grandchildren.
Heidi’s life was filled with devoted service, extending to her active involvement in various roles within the auxiliary organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Her legacy resonates with joy, love, service, compassion, peace, and light. Heidi’s selflessness has touched countless lives, and she cherished her time serving alongside Kent in the newly constructed Pocatello Temple.
However, the pinnacle of Kent and Heidi’s pride and joy resided in their six children: Shanda (Daniel Evans), Devin (Shelley), Shawrianna (Matthew Wolfley), Tiffany Jo (Tallen Bannister), Jacquelyne (Christopher Mandler), and Holly (Andrew Loos).
Alongside their children, Heidi’s sixteen grandchildren, including Calen, Caitlyne, Rylee, Kimberly, Molly, Sarah, Benjamin, Justin, Charlotte, Lincoln, Jacob, Thomas, Bowen, Hudson, Ariadne, and Maci, brought immeasurable happiness to her life.
She also leaves behind her dear mother, siblings, nieces, and nephews who held her in the highest regard.