OBITUARY

Terry Genevieve Higgins

June 3, 1953January 26, 2019
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Terry Genevieve Higgins was born on June 3, 1953 in Seattle, Washington and passed away on January 26, 2019 in Mukilteo, Washington.

Services

17 February

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home

14951 Bothell Way NE
Seattle, WA 98155

17 February

Reception

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home

14951 Bothell Way NE
Seattle, WA 98155

REMEMBERING

Terry Genevieve Higgins

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Helen Skrabak

February 12, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Terry at T.C.U. She was a fantastic O.T. very caring and loving person. She loved her job and her patients loved her.Always went that extra mile to please them and buy things on her own. And another thing about Terry she was a fantastic Baker always making us cakes and salads. She will be greatly missed .
Helen Skrabak
Feb. 12,2019


Christopher Powell

February 12, 2019

I had the great pleasure of working with Terry at TCU. I admired her for her kindness, her patience and her gentle caring nature. I also had the pleasure of catching Terry at the mall after her retirement, having just completed an art project with her granddaughters. She was beaming and the children were delighted and proud of their work. It was so sweet.
Terry will be missed by many...I am grateful to have known her.
Chris

Leslie Sloan

February 10, 2019

First I would like to send my sincere condolences to Terry’s family and to all of my coworkers who along with myself had the prevledge of knowing and working alongside her for many years. Terry was a very special lady who always did her best to please and to do her very best work with her patients. She was kind, sensitive, thoughtful, caring and especially loving to everyone she was in contact with. I don’t believe there was a mean bone in her body. I never heard an unkind word from her lips about her coworkers or her patients ever. Her job in her mind was to please and to be her sweet self. I had the honor and privilege to care for her at TCU last year and spend a couple of days with her trying to comfort her. She was trying to be so brave. My heart was breaking but I did try to be cheerful and uplifting for her. I will always consider her a blessing in my life and a woman to be admired. God has his arms around her now and she is at peace. I will miss you Terry. Love Leslie

Joyce McClintock

February 8, 2019

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Terri at TCU. She was so nice and caring to the patients and was so good to work with and was always so helpful and knowledgeable. I will never forget Terri and so sad that she has passed away from cancer. She will be terribly missed.

Valerie Rust

February 7, 2019

I had the utmost pleasure of working with Terry at the TCU. She was always a very gentle, kind and thoughtful person to both her patients and co-workers. She was such a caring person that it was sometimes difficult for her to leave work without knowing that everything and everyone was okay. Terry was such a wonderful cook and I enjoyed eating her delicious creations. I will miss her very much.

Beth Reynolds

February 6, 2019

As a PT I had the pleasure of working with Terry at the TCU. We would occasionally evaluate patients together, and it is there I could observe her kind, thorough, and caring approach to patient care. In addition to being a caring OT, she was an amazing cook and baker! She would frequently bring in her wares in large quantities to share with all. She was adorable, would always have some witty comment on her creation, both good and bad, she owned it! She new her strengths and her weaknesses and had no problems sharing this with her TCU family. She was adorable, easy to relate to and so kind. She was family. She will be dearly missed by me, but knowing she had a strong relationship with God, is comforting.
Wishing all her friends and very supportive family, peace and comfort during this very challenging time. Love Beth

Patty Phillips

February 6, 2019

I had the privilege of working with Terry at TCU. It was during care conferences , not one of Terry ‘s favorites 😊 that I saw her love and gentle spirit in action. She did her work with excellence. Where she especially shined was in her love for God, her sweet family and her friends of which I counted myself as one. I miss you girlfriend!!

Victoria Sheets

February 6, 2019

Thank you Terry for the best gingerbread that I ever had I’m sure the secret ingredient was Love. You are so kind and patient to everyone

Ruth Iiyama

January 28, 2019

Terry was my OT partner for many years, at the Everett Transitional Care Services. She had a phenomenal memory for our past patients' names, and a wry sense of humor. She delivered completely unexpected, subtle one-liners in morning rounds that made everyone laugh, and was unfailingly kind and gracious . Terry was also a friend, and after she retired we met every month or two for lunch down at Ivars where we shared tales of our children and grandchildren. Terry was a fine and gentle human being; I will miss her very much .

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Biography

Terry Genevieve Higgins, is remembered for her generosity, compassion, quick wit, and detailed memory. Her deep faith in God brought her peace when she passed away on January 26, 2019 surrounded by family. Terry was born June 3, 1953 in Seattle and raised on Magnolia and Mercer Island.
She graduated with a BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1975 and worked for 40 years, specializing in the treatment of geriatric and medically complex patients. In 2003 Terry was certified as a Hellerwork Practitioner. She was known as a caring, conscientious caregiver. Terry was employee of the year at Providence Everett Transitional Care Unit in 2010, where she was also famous for her culinary masterpieces at staff lunches.
Terry was a loving mother to her sons, Luke and Jim Winsor. She savored adventures with her two granddaughters, Samantha and Michaela Winsor. Her favorite place in the world was Chinom Point.
In addition to her sons and granddaughters, Terry is survived by her parents Bill and Jean Higgins, her sister Debbie (Mac) Taylor, and her brother, Pete (Leslie) Higgins. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 on Sunday, February 17th at the Acacia Memorial Park in North Seattle.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be made to The Rivkin Center or Fred Hutchinson for ovarian cancer research.