Darlene A. “Dar” Higby, 78, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 at her home.
She was born on August 8, 1940 in Manistique, MI, daughter of John E. “Jack” and Audella “Della” (Richards) Denny.
Darlene attended Manistique area schools.
On October 17, 1959, Darlene married George Higby in Munising. He preceded her in death on December 19, 1971.
In 1972, Darlene moved to Detroit where she worked for Mayco International until her retirement in 2006. Following her retirement, she resided in Escanaba.
Darlene enjoyed reading, especially biography books and the Daily Press. She loved to color and watch T.V., especially her favorite shows including Gold Rush, American Pickers and any cooking show. Every July she enjoyed attending the Richards family reunion.
Among survivors include her siblings, Jacqueline (William) Perkins of Naubinway, Patrick (Sandy) Denny of Traverse City, Barbara Denny of Escanaba and Larry (Kristine) Denny of Interlochen, MI; 6 nephews, 18 nieces, 9 great nieces, 8 great nephews and many cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, George, she was preceded in death by her nephew, Christopher Perkins and niece, Melissa Perkins.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique.
Memorials in Darlene’s name may be directed to the Delta County Cancer Alliance, 3430 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.
A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.