A service for Janice Higgins of Visalia will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Visalia District Cemetery Heritage Chapel, 1300 W. Goshen Ave. in Visalia, Calif. She died on April 17, 2017 at the age of 73 after a cancer illness.
Janice was born to Max and June Mullen on Dec. 30 1943, in Tulare, Calif. She was raised in Visalia and attended Veva Blunt Elementary, Divisadero Jr. High, and Mt Whitney High schools. She was a 1961 graduate of Mt Whitney High School. She received degrees from College of the Sequoias and Fresno State College.
Janice married Jack Higgins of Exeter in 1965. They resided in the Bay Area. She completed her teaching credentials at San Jose State College and was then employed as a special education and elementary teacher with Fremont Unified and Cupertino Union School Districts.
Jack and Janice returned to Visalia in 1986. Janice was then employed by the Tulare County Office of Education. She retired in 2005.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Higgins of Visalia; her sister, Judy Jackson of Jasper, Ga.; and her cousin, Dennis Asberry of Visalia.
Donations may be sent to: abounding Grace Church, P.O. Box 1573, Visalia, CA 93279. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Chapel, Exeter, Calif.