OBITUARY

Michael John Higman

November 26, 1984February 2, 2013

Michael John Higman ("MJ") was born on 11.26.84 in Seattle and died unexpectedly on 2.2.13. He lived his entire life in the Seattle area.

For the past two years MJ was a 4.0 average student at Shoreline Community College studying sustainable energy. He made the President's List every semester. He loved reading and cooking for himself, especially stir fry. He also had a passionate love for the Seahawks, and his motorbike. His great memory for events and details often astounded his family and friends and especially his grandparents, with whom he maintained a close relationship.

MJ was preceded in death by his mother, Cheryl Kuxhouse, who died in May 1999. He is survived by his father, Michael B. Higman and wife Elaine, his sister Amanda Batey, brother Jesse Sullivan, brother Joe Higman, grandparents John and Juanita McKinnon and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his beloved cat, Isabelle.

A Celebration of Life will be celebrated on Friday, February 15th at 11 am at Yarington’s Funeral Home, 10708 16th Ave SW in Seattle. A reception will follow at 1pm at Yarington’s.

Donations in his name can be made to The Humane Society for Seattle/King County (www.seattlehumane.org).

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Reception Friday, February 15, 2013
REMEMBERING

Michael John Higman

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Erick Mercado

June 27, 2013

Dang bro. It still seems like yesterday you told me I ate too little. Hope you are hugging your mom and looking down on those who miss you the most.

Bethany Barker-Rigtrup

June 26, 2013

Wow, I don't even know how to express my condolences to Michael's family. Michael was my very first boyfriend ever. We were together for 3 years. I've spent a lot of time with him and his family and I'm in a state of shock that he is gone. You never think this sort of thing could happen to someone you know.. I'm sad I didn't know him in my adult years. This world won't be the same without him.

Adriana Cribb

February 15, 2013

Blessings and condolences to the Higman family from the Cribb family and your FTPC brothers and sisters. May God hold you closer then He ever has and you find peace and rest.

Jennifer Binder

February 14, 2013

My condolences to all that are suffering during this difficult time. Mike was a wonderful person. He touched many lives. He will be missed tremendously. Rest in Paradise, Higgy! <3 XOXO

Tim Payne

February 14, 2013

I was Michael's professor in economics at Shoreline CC. I really appreciated having him in class. Smart, well-informed, and insightful. His sense of humor used to crack up the whole class. I wish I had more students like Michael. I am so sad to hear he is gone, and want his family and friends to know how much he meant to me and his fellow students.

POLLY MATEER

February 13, 2013

WE WILL MISS YOUR SMILE, HUMOR, AND THE WAY YOU MADE US FEEL HAPPY IN YOUR PRESENT. ENJOYED MANY 4TH OF JULY'S WITH YOU AT OUR HOME. YOU ARE WITH YOUR MOM, AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS,WATCHING OVER US.OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY.
LOVE YOU CUZ
POLLY & BUTCH

Kelsy Christman

February 13, 2013

There are special people in our lives who never leave us, even after they are gone and you are one of those people. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Rest In Peace mike

Larry Owens

February 12, 2013

I was one of Michael's instructors in the Clean Energy program at Shoreline CC. What a great student and person! Smart, engaging, passionate, and knowledgeable, Mike brought such a wonderfully positive energy to class. He was quick to help others with an explanation and contributed to class discussions with great on-topic comments and information. I am very sad to hear of Mike's passing, and send my sincere condolences to family and to his friends who, like me, are missing one really terrific guy.

Erick Mercado

February 12, 2013

To Mike,
I know a lot of people are missing you right now. You were as much part of their lives as those you grew up with. The conversations you had with them had affection and a bond that not a lot of people can relate to. I hope one day I can have the values you did.

To Friends and Family of Higman,
I'm sorry about the lost. He was a person who could be admired. He stood up when others hid in the crowd. He would say what he felt when others just thought in quiet. I hope you remember not how he left us but how he lived and connected with you.

Thanks Mike for being a friend.

todd

February 11, 2013

mj was my neighbor here in wallingford. we used to watch football once in awhile. he was a very smart & nice person. me & my roommate express our deep condolences to all. rip mj