Gary Eugene Higgins, of Craig, died April 12, 2010, northwest of Craig as a result of injuries from an automobile accident. He was 23.
Gary was born Dec. 6, 1986, in Anaheim, Calif., the son of Eugene M. and Tamara (Heckler) Higgins. Gary was raised in Lakewood, Calif., until 1997 when his family moved to Craig.
Gary attended Moffat County High School.
Gary was a coal miner working at Twentymile Coal Co. at the time of his death. He enjoyed fishing, camping, snowboarding, 4-wheeling and being outdoors. He also loved going to the beach.
He is survived by his mother, Tamara McDonald, of Craig; stepfather James McDonald, of Craig; sister Krystal Higgins, of Craig; grandparents Patricia Ballinger, of Monrovia, Calif., Tina Barstow, of Craig, and Marian McDonald, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; niece Katie Melquist; aunts Vicki Fillius, Darcy McDonald and Christina Lingo; uncles Steve Lingo, Jim Heckler, Keith Ballinger, Terry Lingo, Shawn Higgins, Shawn Elliott, and Billy Lingo; cousins Tiffany, Shawn, Shannon, Shane, Matt and Jake Lingo, Curt, Shawna and Ryan Ewing and Michael Quesada.
A funeral service was April 17, 2010 at The Grant Mortuary Chapel in Craig, with Pastor Robert Woods officiating. Special musical selections were “Candle Box Far Away,” “Guns and Roses,” and “Human Instrument.”
Cremation took place following the service.