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Drenda A. Higdon

November 4, 1944 February 1, 2020
Drenda A. Higdon
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Drenda A Higdon, 75, of Holiday Island, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020. Born November 4, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas to James and Ann Higdon. Drenda grew up in Midland, Texas, graduated from Midland High School and Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas. She retired from Denver public schools where she began her career as a teacher, then became a Vice Principal, Principal and Director of Elementary Education.

Following retirement Drenda relocated to Holiday Island, Arkansas where she was very active with the Holiday Island Fire Department and Auxiliary, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Eureka Springs and St. Vincent DePaul in Berryville.

She is survived by her sister Nancy (Tim) Gaffney; brother Wes (Dianne) Higdon; nieces Jennifer (Stephen) Slaton and Deanna (Joe) Smith; nephews James Higdon, Davis and Landon Slaton, Blake Higdon, Cole and JD Smith; and best friend Mary Amundsen.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service was 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the St. Elizabeth Church (downtown), with Monsignor Bob Amundsen officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 232 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632 or Holiday Island Fire Department 251 Holiday Island Dr, Holiday Island, Arkansas 72631. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2020

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Chapel Service




10:00 AM 2/13/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

30 Crescent Drive
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
30 Crescent Drive Eureka Springs 72632 AR
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Elizabeth's Parish Center

232 Passion Play Rd
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Holiday Island Fire Department

251 Holiday Island Drive
Holiday Island, AR 72631

Circle of Life Hospice Home at Legacy Village

1201 NE Legacy Parkway
Bentonville, AR 72712
Holiday Island Fire Department 251 Holiday Island Drive Holiday Island, AR 72631

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