Our beautiful mother, sister, grandma, aunt and friend, Mary Lou Wheadon Higham was reunited with her beloved family on November 29th, 2023.\n\nMary Lou was born in Salt Lake City on September 30, 1935 to adoring parents, Glenn and Elsie Wheadon. She was the eldest in a family of four daughters and dearly loved her sisters who often saw her as a second mother. She was married to her husband, Robert Higham, in the Salt Lake Temple on April 30, 1954. They settled in a little home in Rose Park where they raised their family and made many dear friends. After decades of memories in their home on Sonata Street, they built their dream house in Saratoga Springs where Mary Lou could look out her big windows and see the lake. Most recently she lived in South Jordan where she could be closer to family. She served faithfully in many calling in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but the calling she devoted her heart to was that of motherhood. Her family meant everything to her, and she lived her life to sacrifice for them. Our mother was a true example of love and caring for others. She was happiest when she was giving to those she loved. Whether it was a plate of her infamous sugar cookies, a personalized card, or special gifts at Christmas, Mary Lou was always tenderly putting others above herself. She was a cook extraordinaire! There was always room for “one more” at her table and leftovers to enjoy the next day including her incredible homemade rolls which were our family’s very favorite! Some of our sweetest memories are spending time with her in the kitchen while she crafted a delicious meal for her family. Children were her joy! When the grandchildren came along, she acted as a second mom to them. She made sure to attend all of their recitals, primary programs, and Halloween parades, and they adored her. She taught kindergarten for several years and was so happy during those times. To all who knew her, you will remember her kind acts in your life. Oh! How she loved animals. We know she is overjoyed to be reunited with her beloved pets now. We love you so much our dear Mary Lou!\n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, parents Glenn and Elsie Wheadon, her son, Rob (Moose), her son-in-law, Rick (Clifford), her brother-in-law and niece, Ken and Jenny Lace Gray. She is survived by her children, Sandy, Della, Lindy, and Leilani (Rob’s beloved wife), 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She left such a beautiful legacy!\n\nWe would like to express our gratitude to Copper Creek Assisted Living. They cared for Mary Lou with genuine love and care during these last years. We would especially thank Lela and her staff who have become family to us. Mary, our hospice nurse, is an adopted member of our family. She cared for our mom with grace and love. We will never forget you!\n\nFuneral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 11:00 am at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway; South Jordan, Utah, with a visitation from 10:00 - 10:45 am. Interment at South Jordan City Cemetery.