Willie Beatrice (Brown) Higdon

December 8, 1937 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 82)


Mrs. Willie Beatrice Higdon of Pryor, Oklahoma, died in her home surrounded by her family on May 8, 2020. She was 82 years old. Bea was born December 8, 1937 in Lamar, Arkansas to Frank and Willie Brown. She married Nolan Bob Higdon in July 1955.

Even though Bea loved homesteading, she also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her granddaughter and family. She loved fishing with her sisters, cooking and going on a ride on rainy days.

Bea is survived by her children: David Higdon of King Salmon, Alaska, Robert Higdon and wife Lizette Higdon of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Charles Higdon; her three grandchildren: Ariel Higdon of Pryor, Oklahoma, Barry Higdon of King Salmon, Alaska, and Ceazar Higdon of King Salmon, Alaska; two sisters: Sue VanRiper and husband Steve of Verdigris, Oklahoma, and Patricia Patrick of Claremore, Oklahoma.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Nolan Bob Higdon, her parents: Frank and Willie Brown; four brothers and two sisters.

A visitation for the family will be held from 2:00PM-5:00PM on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Rice Funeral Service in Claremore, Oklahoma. Bea will be laid to rest at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, Oklahoma. 


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May 13, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rice Funeral Service
631 E. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017

May 14, 2020

10:00 AM
Woodlawn Cemetery
310 S. Nome
Claremore, OK 74017

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