Laura Camille HIGER
Laura Camille Higer, 69
Laura Camille HIGER
Laura Camille Higer was born September 24, 1941, in Hays, KS. She was the
first of three children born to parents, Harvey N. and Opal Laura (Guy) Rolland.
Camille passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010, in the Hays Medical Center at the
age of 69.
Submitted by Gayle M. Garrett
After graduating from Trego Community High School in 1959, she attended college
in Chickasha, OK, where she played in a WomenÕs Dance Band and then transferred
to Kansas State University and finally to Fort Hays State University to finish
her bachelorÕs degree. In 1960, she returned to FHSU where she continued her
education, eventually earning her MasterÕs Degree in Speech Pathology and
Special Education under the tutelage of Dr. Herndon.
On June 10, 1972, she married Virgil Higer in Hill City, KS and then gave birth
to a daughter, Laura Loree in April of 1979.
Leading a very interesting life, Camille worked in the lab at the Trego County
Hospital in WaKeeney in her early years, participated in a Business and
Professional Organization for Women, and even worked as a House Mother for the
TKE Fraternity at Fort Hays State University in her later years. Within her 40
years as a teacher, she worked for the Institute of Logaoedics, Northwest Kansas
Service Center, and taught in nearly every town in Western Kansas.
She loved working with kids and always said she Ōunderstood 3 year olds, because
she was about that age tooĶ. When she retired in 2008, she was working in Palco
as a Speech Pathologist for the preschool classes. For the last few years of her
life, she loved spending time with family and kept in touch with cousins and
friends through Facebook or by telephone. She was never one to say no to a
conversation, and through her lust for life, she touched many lives.
Camille is survived by her mother, Opal Rolland; a sister Merrie Weber and
husband, Ronald; a brother, Lane Rolland and wife Carolyn; a daughter, Laura
Higer; her ex-husband, Virgil Higer of; two nephews and four nieces.
Her father, Harvey Rolland preceded her in death.
Services for Camille will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 in the First United
Methodist Church at WaKeeney, KS with Reverend Glenn Krebs officiating.
Interment is in the WaKeeney City
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