Maria D. ‘Cuca’ Higgins

Maria D. ‘Cuca’ Higgins passed away on Sunday September 29, 2013 from complications of a recent heart surgery.  Maria was born February 15, 1938 in Laredo, TX where she met and married her surviving husband of 54 years James Edward Higgins of Leavenworth, KS on December 28, 1958. Maria was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Lupita.

As a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother Maria’s family was her all. Maria’s light shined brightest during birthday celebrations and family gatherings.

A longtime resident of Kansas City, MO Maria is survived by children James Higgins, Ana Mast, Daniel Higgins and Lorraine Page of Kansas City, MO, brothers Ernesto and Roberto Villalobos, sisters Rosa Villalobos and Maria Moczygemba of San Antonio TX and Margarita Huddleston of San Diego, CA; 12 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

At Maria’s request, there will be no services.


  1. Jeanette Flegel on October 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I miss my carousing friend. She is in my heart, memories and thoughts always. We had a lot of good laughs.

  2. margarita huddleston on October 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Gone from our sight, but never our memories.

    Gone from our touch, but not from our hearts.

    Gone to be with JESUS, and awaiting for us there.

    I love you my sister, my friend.

  3. Roxy Thomas on October 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

    She was a loving and beautiful woman. I am very sorry for your loss. The whole family has been very kind to me and, it has been appreciated. I know my sister Nancy and all of Jim’s family are will have a gap in their life for a long time. My thoughts are with you.

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