Jean Higby

Jean Higby

Jean Higby died July 8. She was 84.

Higby was born on June 19, 1938, to John & Viola McCrary in Rock Chapel, Georgia.  She moved to Livermore where she attended elementary school. She attended middle school in a barracks at the Naval Air Station which is now known as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  She graduated from Livermore High School in 1956. During her junior year at LHS she met the love of her life Lloyd Higby. They were married 50 years. She worked for over 30 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Most of those years were spent in the vault as a classified report librarian.

She is survived by her longtime companion Mark Reigan; daughter Teresa (Bob) Rochin, her sons Doug (Tonya) & Ken (Diana); her grandchildren Dan (Jennifer), Jim (Marsy), Seth (Claire), Olivia, Jordan, Kenny, Skylar and Joey; great grandchildren Daniel, Jordan, Lyla and Amos and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Viola McCrary, husband Lloyd, brother Chuck and sister Evelyn.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Cancer Society, Livermore VFW Post 7265, Pets & Pals of Lathrop, or your favorite charity.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 522 South L Street in Livermore.