Patricia Vail Higgs

July 12, 2020
Patricia Vail Higgs

Patricia Vail Higgs, born in Washington, DC, on July 20, 1931 went to be with her Lord on July 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Roger A. Higgs on December 30, 1984. Pat is survived by her three siblings, three sons and their spouses, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Pat and Roger’s employment with the College of William and Mary brought them and their children to Williamsburg in 1967 after Roger’s second stint in the Navy. Pat retired from the College in 1999. They were members of the Walnut Hills Baptist Church for all of their years together in Williamsburg, VA. Pat spent most of her life in Virginia and reveled in its beauty. She loved reading, genealogy, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren, neighbors, and church friends. Pat lived out the last years of her life with her son’s family in Anchorage, Alaska. Pat was a kind and gentle soul; all who knew her will miss her dearly.


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  • July 18, 2020
    Domenic & Carol Maglieri & Family says:
    we have pleasant memories of our families living in the same neighborhood for years as our children grew up.

  • July 18, 2020
    Joanne Jenner says:
    I'm sorry for your loss, Pat was truly a beautiful person. I knew her for many years as a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church. She worked for many years as our church librarian among other things. She was kind and gracious to all.

  • July 19, 2020
    Kendra Garrington says:
    Andy and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Your mom was so sweet, kind, and easy to talk to. She would secretly plant unusual rocks for our son to discover at his elementary school bus stop by her house some 20 years ago. I cherish that memory of her generous spirit.

  • July 19, 2020
    Glenda E. Page says:
    Andy, Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Pat and I were members of the same church (Walnut Hills Baptist) and we also worked together at William and Mary. Pat was a treasured friend and a wonderful Christian. My thoughts and prayers to the family. She will be missed.