Steven Robert Higgins

December 15, 1978October 2, 2020

Steven Robert Higgins, age 41, of Jurupa Valley, California passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. Steven was born December 15, 1978.

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  • Memorial Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020


  • Reception

    Monday, October 19, 2020


Steven Robert Higgins

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julinda higgins

October 19, 2020

As Steven's mom, I want to thank everyone who worked so hard making today's events so nice. It helps so much to see the love and admiration expressed by his many friends. His dad and I always tried to raise our sons to be kind, generous, interested and adventurous. We told them that you always regret things you haven't done, more than the things you did . He found his kindred spirit in Maria, and enjoyed every minute they had together. He did more with the "half a lifetime" he got, than many people do in a long uneventful life. What they had can never be taken from Maria, even though he is not there. I will never get over the loss of my child (parents are supposed to go first).His brothers and friends will have to feel his absence longer than I will. I'll not say goodbye to him, because I cannot, but I will take solace in the knowledge of all the lives he touched, the kindness he showed people, the effort he put into every endeavor, and the sheer joy of life he had. He was a great son, a great brother and a great husband. His life was too short, but was infinitely successful.

Sonia Billings

October 19, 2020

I remember having the biggest crush on Steve in 6th grade (30 yrs ago yikes). I told myself this boy isn’t going to give me the time of day he is way to cool for me. Oh boy was I wrong! Steve was so nice and funny and we became friends. Steve and I would talk on the phone for hours and hours till the sun came up. I remember how sad I was when he told me he was leaving Sunnymead and he would be going to Landmark.

Years passed by and I believe we talked a few times throughout the years, but I’ll never forget the day I saw him standing by the lunch tables while walking to class at Valley View High my Freshman year. I couldn’t believe my eyes! It had been a few years and we both had grown up so much since the last time we saw each other. He recognized me and he called my name and I walked over and we said hello! I will never forget that day ever!! Steve and I got reacquainted with one another and just picked up where we left off.

Steve definitely had a gift with words and always made sure to let you know you mattered to him. Our friendship remained throughout High school and continued for the next 20 plus years.

Regardless of where I was in my life anytime we crossed paths we always seem to start where we left off. Steve was that special one of a kind friend that you don’t come across to often in life! I loved catching up with him. I loved seeing all the places he was able to travel with Maria over the years and I would tell him I couldn’t wait to do the same. He always encouraged me to plan and book those trips with Jeremy. He said you just gotta to do it! Thank you Steve for giving me a friendship I will cherish forever! You will be forever in our hearts!

To Maria and Family sending you our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Bruce and Nancy Reckard

October 14, 2020

Our family knew Steve through soccer, my husband Bruce was his coach on the Moreno Valley Heat Soccer Club for over 5 years. Steve was one of the original players, he always gave 110% and at the same time he entertained us and made us laugh. He left such a positive impression on those of us who were fortunate enough to know him. To Julinda, Maria and his family, we are so very sorry for this loss, we loved him too!

Eunice Gould

October 13, 2020

I affectionately remember Steven Higgins from my GATE 5th grade class. He was the student all teachers want to have in their class. I remember him well. He was intelligent and kind. I would like to take this time to let his family and friends know I am praying for them during this difficult time. I pray their memories and God will be their solace. Mrs. Eunice Gould

Zac Akutagawa

October 12, 2020

I first met Steve about 20 years ago or so through his wife Maria who I had gone to school with and had known from growing up in Sky Country. We all hung out at times, attended some house parties and local concerts. Life moved on for all of us, kind of lost touch for a few years but Steve and I reconnected some how. I really don't recall. But 10 years ago he joined the poker league I created and was always a great dude to be around. Everyone in the room liked him. I looked forward to him being in each season, some he wasn't because of the scheduled dates and plans him and Maria had already set. That was him always putting her first and I always admired that. I will miss the rivalry we shared with our football teams and when they meet it will mean that much more. I will miss the long conversations about everything. Maria is very blessed to have had Steve in her life for as long as she did and will be blessed everyday that she gets to remember and honor him.

Lenora Ballew

October 12, 2020

I met Steve years ago when Esme and he first started dating. Friday and Saturday nights at Steve' s house in Mo Val. I love Steve because of how much he loves Esme. They are soulmates, no doubt. He made her smile, was her best friend and made her happy. I will never forget his smile, nor his laugh, it was contagious. A good man, actually, a Great man. Always remembered, will never be forgotten, as someone whom was so loved, he will be carried in so many hearts forever!!!

Leticia Contreras

October 10, 2020

My earliest memory, and one that has always stuck with me of Steve was when Esme brought him to his first Christmas celebration with the family. The reason why I remember this is because Steve had HAIR, and he had a Christmas tree shaved into the back of his head. I was probably like 9, I thought he was so cool.

I am so grateful for Steve, and all of the memories I have with him. From all of our family parties, our thanksgiving camping trips and our more recent gatherings with friends. I will never forget his smirk, and how he laughed when he found something funny.

I am forever indebted to Steve, without him I would not have my own little family. I knew Ricky was in good hands, if Steve was around. He sent me this photo one time that I had gone somewhere and left him with them.

Thank you Steve, for all the love you have created in me for Richard, my son and my unborn daughter. Thank you for loving Ricky like you did. Thank you for loving my cousin like you did, and for being the friend that you were to Richard. You will forever be in our hearts.

Jaime and Jacob Brandon

October 9, 2020

I’ll always remember Steve’s wise words of wisdom and his quick whit. He never let a day go by without letting you know how much you meant to him. Their love for soccer is what bonded him and Jacob. And I can’t leave out all our dance parties, if there was music you know we were out there grooving for hours! Such a sweet and kind soul, he will always be cherished, remembered and missed immensely. Love you Steven Higgins #8
(Picture from middle school)

julinda higgins

October 8, 2020


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