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Betty Kay Higley

Malad, Idaho… Betty Kay Higley, 83, longtime Samaria resident, passed away peacefully on August 13th, 2023, following an amazing life. Kay was born on April 28th, 1940, in Malad, Idaho, a daughter of Ralph and Alice Hughes. She was raised and educated in Malad, Idaho.  She married Vernal K Robbins in 1956, and were blessed with 2 children, Cindy and Vernal. Vernal Sr. and Kay divorced. She later married Ray R Law of Ogden, in 1964. Ray and Kay enjoyed living in various states and locations while also being blessed with a son, John. After Ray’s death, Kay married Willard Higley in 1985 in Ogden. Kay worked at Mountain Bell initially as an operator and transitioning into information systems technologies. She was well known for her community engagement and her love of her family.  Kay was a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, where she had been active in teaching Sunday School and Relief Society. Kay and Willard served a mission giving tours at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. She enjoyed this immensely and talked about it for years. She loved all the people she met from all over the world.

Kay loved hearing about her family and grandchildren. She loved planning family activities and hearing stories about what her family was doing.

She is survived by her 3 children; Cindy (Steve) Ward of Samaria, Idaho, Vernal Robbins of Alaska, and John Law of Marina, California; nine stepchildren; Dennis Law, Don Law, Janette Singleton, Elsa Stokes, Cynthia Stanford, Charles Law, Kent Law, Julie Close and David Higley; eight grandchildren and several step grandchildren; two sisters; Ilene (Robert) Durbin of Las Vegas, Nevada and JaNeal (Phil) Bucannnn of Pocatello, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Alice Hughes of Samaria, her husband Willard, and her siblings, Marie (Dave) Higley of Samaria and Clarence Hughes of Samaria.

Funeral services will be held on Friday August 18th, 2023, at 11a.m. at the 2nd ward church, 20 S 100 W in Malad. Visitation will be prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Samaria Cemetery. 

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