Harriett "Mimi" Virginia Casey Higgs was born on 1 May 1942 in Elk City, Oklahoma to Joe and Lenora Casey. Mimi returned to the Lord on 17 October 2022 at the age of 80 in her home of fifty years in Schertz, Texas.
At an early age, Mimi became enamored with animals ... racing cars ... and animals. Her passion for animals never left her and those in-the-know see a connection with the following.
Mimi was married to then "buck sergeant" (airman first class to those familiar with the Air Force) Edward Higgs, who coincidentally was raised in Virginia, on 1 June 1960 after meeting in her father's dry cleaning store in Clinton Sherman, Oklahoma. This union was blessed with two sons, David Higgs (1961) and Joseph Higgs (1964).
Mimi earned an Associate's Degree in nursing in 1974 from St. Phillips College, San Antonio, and began her career of thirteen years as a Licensed Vocational Nurse including ten years with NE Baptist Hospital in San Antonio followed by managing an emergency clinic in Live Oak. In 1987, Mimi went into "private practice" to look after her ill father. After his passing, Mimi continued in the medical field including assisting with AIDS research until finally retiring in about 2002.
Continuing her love of animals, Mimi volunteered with the Schertz Animal Adoption Center and specialized with fostering motherless, newborn kittens. Additional activities included being an active member of the Knights of Columbus 6358 Ladies Auxiliary, Schertz Parks and Recreation, as well as assisting other animal rescue organizations. Always passionate about creating things with her own hands, Mimi has spent much of the last twenty years sewing, crocheting, needle-pointing, and keeping Amazon in business.
Mimi is survived by her husband of 62 years (now retired Chief Master Sergeant) Edward Higgs; her sons David and Joseph; David's wife Carmen; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; her little brother Don Casey and his wife Lynn; and two loving always-companion dogs Kermit and Kaya; and her sometimes companion cat, Tortie.
Mimi will be cremated with simple services followed by a Rosary at Schertz Funeral Home on Wednesday, 26 Oct, from 5:00-7:00pm (Rosary from 7:00-8:00pm). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Schertz Animal Adoption Center or better yet, adopting a forever-friend.