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Jay Higbee Iii

April 18, 1932 — February 13, 2023

Jay Andrew Higbee III, 90, of Cataldo, ID, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and life-long Silver Valley resident, passed away on February 13, 2023 at Mountain Valley of Cascadia in Kellogg, ID. Jay was born on April 18, 1932 in Kellogg, ID, a son of the late Jay Higbee, Jr. and Helen (Rosenbaum) Higbee.

Jay graduated from Kingston High School, Class of 1950. He enlisted in the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He married Betty Cochrane on July 9, 1953 in Pinehurst, ID. Jay worked for his father as a logger at the J.A. Higbee and Sons Logging Company and then became the owner and operator after his father passed away.

Being an outdoorsman, Jay enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He was a member of the NRA and a member of the Golden Eagles.

In addition to his parents, Jay is preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Higbee and Tom Higbee.

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Betty J. Higbee of the family home in Cataldo, ID; his two sons, Douglas (Janice) Higbee and Michael (Debbie) Higbee, both of Cataldo, ID;  his daughter, Cindy (Jay) Bridgewater of Canyon Lake, TX; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, 11:00 AM, at Mountain View Congregational Church, 525 W. Cameron Ave., Kellogg, ID. A potluck reception will follow the services at the church.

Memories of Jay and messages of condolence may be expressed to his family online at Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Higbee family with arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Mountain View Congregational Church

525 W Cameron Ave, Kellogg, ID 83837

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