Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

7924 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ


Catherine A. Higgins

September 27, 1923January 6, 2020

“Catherine Ann (MacNeill) Higgins, 96, of Sun City, Arizona entered into heaven on January 6, 2020 with family by her side. Catherine was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 27, 1923 to Catherine Ann Morrison and Joseph MacNeill. Catherine was a proud wife of a great military man and most importantly a home maker. Before becoming a homemaker, Catherine worked at Sears Roebuck and did Market Research. While being a homemaker and raising 7 children, Catherine also crocheted or knitted baby afghans, booties and sweaters, and scarves, water color painting and especially large or 3 dimensional puzzles.

Catherine leaves behind her children; Kathryn Fouberg, Alabama, MaryLouise (James) Miller, TX, Kimberely (Garwin) Maurer, Wyo., Tracey Andrews, AZ and Rob Higgins, AZ: son in law Deacon Chris Bassett, AZ . grandchildren; Roxane Fouberg, AL, Derrick (Michelle) Higgins, OK; Linda Bishop, OK, Adam Miller, OK, Mandy Maurer, IL, Travis Maurer, IL, Riley Andrews, AZ and Ethan Andrews, AZ; Michael Justin Hill, CA and great grandchildren Gavin, Kelsie & Skylar Higgins, OK ; Halley & Clay Schnettgoecke, IL, Blake, Jake, Ian and RaeLynne Maurer, IL, Aidan Bishop, OK; Cameron Hill, CA; Great great grandchildren; Jaden Higgins and Emmaline Massey, OK;

She is preceded in heaven by her husband and love of her life John.; A son in law, Ron Fouberg, a grandson John Russell Fouberg, , a daughter, Cheryl Bassett, a son, John J Higgins II, her parents, Joseph & Catherine (Morrison) MacNeill, her sister, Mary Masciulli and brother in law Sam Masciulli, her brother John Joseph MacNeill, sister in law Joanne MacNeill and a great granddaughter Layla Irene Baumgartner, IL and niece Elayne Dunn, MA.

Services will be held at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on January 24, 2020 at 11am. Please see www.chapelofthechimesmortuary.com to “add a message” for the family to read at a later date. “ Also, Catherine's' favorite color was purple, in honor of her, the family has requested that you wear something purple; (shirt, dress, earrings, nail polish, scarf, etc.)

“In Lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be directed to Kathryn Fouberg at 5501 Old Montgomery Hwy, Apt 7313, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.”


24 January

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

23029 Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85024


Catherine A. Higgins

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Bea Madden

January 14, 2020

Our second Mom on in Phoenix across from our Steinlen family, She made booties and sweater for my first baby, Jason

James Dickey

January 11, 2020

I only met Catherine once, but she was an impressive Lady. I had the Honor of escorting her as she laid her son To Rest. She and her family left me with wonderful memories of a sad event!

Kathye Fouberg

January 9, 2020

So blessed to have had you as our mom and for so long! You will truly be missed everyday.
Thank you for all the love and smiles you had for each of you.

Stacy Berghoff

January 9, 2020

I remember Catherine as kind and very proud of her children. I am grateful for her and the great people she brought into the world.... especially Tracey & Cheryl ( who i have had the gift of knowing more closely). I have seen a lot of love and service in the Higgins family to eachother and beyond. One nice thing Catherine would do for me is cut out little designs that I could use in my crafting. I appreciated it and thought of her when I used them. I hope and pray she rests with peace with our savior today... and I hope her family is consoled by good memories and abundant grace.