Jenean Marie (La Fleur) Higginbotham was born in Sioux City, Iowa on May 15, 1941 and was the third of 10 children born to Herman E. La Fleur and Dorothy A. (Craft) La Fleur. Jenean passed away on January 26th in her home in Apache Junction, Arizona, she was 76.

Jenean is survived by her husband Arthur Higginbotham, her daughter Wanda Ray (husband Ralph), daughter Kathern Beasley (husband Steven, deceased), daughter Machell Kirkpatrick (husband Mike), daughter Tracy Decker (husband Darrell), daughter Melanie Hart (husband Jonathan). Jenean is also survived by 6 of her 9 siblings of which there are 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Jenean is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Jenean was preceded in death by both her parents and 3 siblings.

Arthur and Jenean were married on May 16, 1960, they were married for 57 years. Jenean was a stay at home mom while her children were growing up. In later years she managed mobile home parks in the Phoenix area.

Jenean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and mother-in-law. She will be missed by many people, in whose lives’ she has made a tremendous difference.

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