Passed away on January 12, 2010 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born May 14, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of George A. and Hannah (Anderson) Olsen.�She married Arthur “Artie” Higgins in 1938, and he preceeded her in death in 1958. Mrs. Higgins was a longtime active member of El Montecito Presbyterian Church. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and earned Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music from Northwestern University. Mrs. Higgins was a Santa Barbara resident for more than 50 years, serving on the music education faculties of Santa Barbara City College and Westmont. more

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