January 8, 1925-September 8, 2011
Harry M. Higley, age 86, of Lowell, VT died on Thursday, September 8, 2011. He was born January 8, 1925 in Guilford, VT to William and Bessie (Davis) Higley.
He was predeceased by one half brother, George, and two half-sisters, Lucy Higley and Evelyn Clark, all of Guilford.
He is survived by one brother, Herbert of San Diego, CA and one sister, Wilma Higgins of Guilford.
Mr. Higley graduated from Brattleboro High School and then served two years in the U.S. Navy. In 1952 he graduated from the University of Vermont, where he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, and the Honorary Boulder Society. Mr. Higley was a builder and cabinet maker in the Brattleboro area for over 40 years. He was honored by the Vermont School Boards Association for 25 years of dedicated service to Windham Southeast Supervisory District schools.
From a young age, he was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. In his retirement years he enjoyed golfing and his winters in Alabama.
His main love was his family, his wife of 58 years, Georgia (Anderson), formerly of Proctor, five sons and spouses: Paul Higley and Katherine Simon, of Keene, NH; Mark and Catherine Higley of Lowell; Eric Higley of Jeffersonville; Brian Higley and Margaret Rasmussen of Beacon, NY; Kristian and Emma Higley of Brattleboro; and one daughter, Allison White of Guilford; also 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Mr. Higley’s life will be held Saturday, September 24, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Higley home, 275 Buck Hill Road, Lowell. Should friends desire, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to P. O. Box 39, Lowell, VT 05847.