Anne F. Higgs


Anne F. Higgs, a retired teacher who lived in Florida, died peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. She was 90.

She was born Nov. 14, 1929 in Manhattan to the late Herman and Margaret Urquhart Forester.

She taught kindergarten and third grade in the Warwick Valley Central Schools for over 30 years.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Florida as well as the Queen Esther Chapter 163, Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughter, Anne Margaret Oldick, and her husband, William, of Berne; by her son, Alvin “Ed” Higgs, and his wife, Amanda; and by her cherished grandson, Oliver, all of Newburgh, New York, as well as three nephews and their families.

Her husband, Alvin Durland Higgs, died before her as did her brother, Stephen Forester of Georgia; her sister, Margaret Swentzel of New Jersey; and two nephews, John and Stephen Swentzel.

Following her wishes, services will be private.

Memorial messages may be left at

Memorial contributions may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Florida, Post Office Box 94, Florida, NY 10921 or to The Autism Society of America, 1 Surrey Lane E, Wappingers Falls, NY  12590.


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