Scatter my dust on the purple hush of an April night for when I die
No encasing bond of earthly arms can keep me deep from all I love,
I am akin to the sun and the wind and the laughing storms that lift and move.
Scatter my heart that I gave long ago to the sea and the sky and the pulsing glow
Of a soft spring night and I shall go gloriously forth on my wanderings
For being part of the cosmic dust I’ll lend an gleam to its vividness.
Mary was a poet to the depths of her soul. She loved passionately. She loved walking through the deserts and along wild seashores with her husband, Lou. They would search for special stones among the jagged rocks and she collected a great number of gems over their 50 plus years of marriage. She learned to read other people’s fortunes in the palms of their hands and amazed total strangers with her accurate portrayals of their lives. She was a collector of friends especially in her later years. Mary was born May 22, 1917 in Tooele to Lillian and Gust Letson. She was the eldest of three sisters. She died on the April 2, the last of the sisters to go. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Louis K. Higgins, her sisters Georgia Colson and Elaine Ipson, and one son (stillborn). She is survived by daughters Lillian Wieland, Suzanne McCormick, Sherrill Box (Deryl), Carolyn Christopher and Nicky Higgins, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, niece Dorothy Colson Pew (Ed), and her long-time friend Betty Coucher. Memorial services will be scheduled for a later date, TBD.