March 27, 1956 - July 10, 2021
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Bountiful
Our angel sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Sue Anne Angerbauer Higgs, 65, honorably graduated from mortality on July 10, 2021. She passed from this life peacefully, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and siblings, who will miss her dearly. She lived courageously, with grace, gratitude, and dignity, and is an inspiration to all who knew her.
College and Career
Married and Family Life
Lynn’s extended family and the family of his late first wife, Rosemary (the Higgs and Smith families, respectively), welcomed Sue with open arms and deep admiration for the sacrifices she made in becoming an instant mother of three. Sue’s family likewise graciously welcomed Lynn and his children. Sue remained particularly close with her parents, both literally and figuratively—her house was less than two miles from theirs, which allowed for frequent visits, and Sue’s mother was her best friend and closest confidante.
Sue discontinued her full-time employment as a teacher to dedicate her attention to raising and caring for her three children, whom she loved and considered her own. In time, Sue’s and Lynn’s family grew as they celebrated the birth of Thomas in 1986 and Nathan in 1989. Sue was a loving and devoted mother who enjoyed volunteering in her children’s school classes, attending their every performance, and encouraging and fostering their individual progress in each facet of their lives. Sue also loved to create memories for her children, such as by making every birthday, holiday, and significant event a special occasion with gifts and meticulously coordinated decorations and flourishes. Sue’s children attribute their successes in life, including awards (three Eagle Scouts, for example), scholarships, missions, temple marriages, careers, and continued faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to Sue’s devoted care and example as a mother and disciple of the Savior.
Sue was known as “Grandma Sue” or “Grandma Sue Sue” to her grandchildren, who absolutely adored her. For all celebratory occasions, Grandma Sue Sue provided heartfelt notes and thoughtful gifts as testaments of her love, even when her health was at its worst. And much to her grandchildren’s delight, Grandma Sue Sue’s stores of “fun fruits” and other treats—present at every party, visit, or chance encounter—were inexhaustible.
Sue reveled in planning and taking family trips, such as to Disneyland, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Hawaii. She realized one of her fondest dreams by treating her entire family, including all children and their spouses and all grandchildren, to two Disney cruises—one to Mexico (with Lynn) and another to Alaska (after Lynn had passed away).
Sue was grateful for her myriad friends. Many were members of the Mueller Park 1st Ward, of which she too was a member since 1984. Others were from her youth, her schooling and teaching, and even from her many years of receiving assistance from devoted caregivers. Sue was always appreciative of the excellent care she received from various organizations and individuals over the years, including many home-health-care and hospice nurses. She was blessed to develop meaningful friendships with so many who felt inspired in her presence.
Love of the Gospel
Sue is preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Higgs, and her parents, Annamae and Ralph Angerbauer. She will be greatly missed by her children, Elizabeth (John) McConkie, Rebecca (Timothy) Plaizier, Daniel (Lisa) Higgs, Thomas (Angie) Higgs, Nathan (Lynae) Higgs, 22 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her father-in-law, Dell Higgs, and those she loved as brothers and sisters, including David (Rose) Angerbauer, Steven (Tracy) Angerbauer, Shauna Angerbauer, Lorinda (Dave) Anderson, Larry (Gail) Groves, Suzanne (Stephen) Jones, Briant (Susan) Smith, and Chrissie (Stan) Rasmussen.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Mueller Park 1st Ward, 850 East 1800 South, Bountiful, UT. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, UT., and Saturday morning 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be at the Memorial Lakeview Cemetery in Bountiful.
Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and Sue’s obituary page at www.russonmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National MS Society.