Joanne C. Higgins, R.N.
Joanne was born to Timothy and Kathryn Donahue in Beverly, Mass., and graduated in 1955 from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. She and her husband, Peter, came to Oregon from Boston in 1959 and chose Tigard to raise their family.
Joanne loved gardening, especially tending roses, golfing, playing bridge, baking, sewing, theater, rafting, and travel. In retirement she volunteered for the American Cancer Society and on call for Red Cross emergencies and enjoyed retirement living for the past 15 years in the Summerfield Community of Tigard.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Peter; four children (and spouses), Kevin (Kim), Catherine (John Everitt), James (Stephanie) and Calen (Udo Trost); six grandchildren - Laurel, Stephanie, Diana, Alicia, Colin and Gigi; and three greatgrandchildren. A son, Robert, predeceased her.
A celebration of life is planned for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Summerfield Clubhouse, 10650 SW Summerfield Dr., Tigard, OR 97224.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Broadway Rose Theater, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard, OR, 97223.