Valerie M. Simkins-Higgins, 58, died Dec. 28 2009 at Indian River Medical Center.
She was born in Kew Gardens, New York and lived in Vero Beach for 19 years coming from Long Island, N.Y.
She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband of 30 Years Frank Higgins III of Vero Beach; son, Christain Shaw Higgins of Sarasota; daughter, Erin Brooks Higgins of Austin, Texas;l mother, Peggy Simkins of Vero Beach; brother, Robert Shaw Simkins II of Merchantville, NJ and sister, Lori George of Carlsbad, Calif.
Mrs Higgins was pre-deceased by her father, Robert Shaw Simkins
Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory Vero Beach.