Mary Jane Higgins


Scan 1Mary Jane Higgins, known by her friends as “MJ” passed away in her sleep on Thursday morning, December 18, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer.


Mary Jane was born on November 2, 1956, in Inglewood, California and grew up in North Texas before moving to Portland, Oregon and then to the Seattle area. Mary Jane loved spending time with her daughter and best friend, Mikaila. She loved Seattle, and cherished living there alongside Mikaila, her “Second Child” cockapoo, Henry, and Mikaila’s dog, Chester. Mary Jane was happiest when around any of her “Ya Ya Sisterhood”, Donna, Jama, Ilene and Susanne.


MJ joyfully spent her career selling skin and hair care products; Most recently for Bioelements as Brand Manager; She was known for her experience, hard work ethic, extensive product knowledge, and her always compassionate, caring nature. Mary Jane was also known for her beautiful piercing blue eyes! She will be forever missed, by all that came into contact with her.


Mary Jane is survived by her daughter, Mikaila (18) of Bellevue, Washington, Brother and Sister in law, Mike and Cheryl Fay of Colleyville, Texas, Father, Edward J. Fay of Keller, Texas, Nephews Michael Hibitts and Tyler Hibitts of Portland, Oregon, Nephew Derek Fay of NRH, Texas, Niece Cara Fay Wade of Trophy Club, Texas and many great nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her Mother, Martha Fay of Sun River, Oregon and her sister, Susan Hibitts of Bend, Oregon.


Mary Jane will be cremated and requested that no public services be held for her.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, WA, or the American Cancer Society.

4 Responses to “Mary Jane Higgins”

  • Julee Jackson says:

    To MJ’s family,
    I work at Salon Circa in downtown Seattle and have used Bioelements since 1991 while working for the Bon Marche at Northgate. At first we didn’t have a local rep for Bioelements, then one of the local beauty supply companies took it on (and didn’t do a very good job), and then we got MJ — what a God send. She came to our salon to take my order (I’m the only aesthetician at my salon) and check on how things were going every 2-3 weeks. When she got promoted and no longer came to call I was so sad and missed her so much. I was still able to see her from time to time at classes and it was always so nice to catch up. She was one of the nicest most optimistic people I have ever known, always with a smile on that beautiful face. My deepest sympathy to you all and thank you for sending out the above tribute.
    Julee Jackson
    Salon Circa downton Seattle

  • Stephanie Sims says:

    To MJ’s Family,

    I work at Bioelements and spoke and corresponded with MJ frequently and met her a few years ago at a training in Chicago. I just want to say that she was a lovely woman to work with and her positive attitude and warmness will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of mourning.

    Stephanie Sims
    Bioelements Sales and Marketing Support Manager

  • Teresa Stenzel says:

    What a dedicated, warm and caring lady. Beautiful inside and out. I admired her for the care she gave her customers while working as Bioelements Brand Manager, but even more, for the strength and grace she showed as she fought this battle. She will be missed by all of us. My deepest sympathy for her family and all who loved her.

    Teresa Stenzel
    Bioelements Director of Education

  • Jill Helman says:

    MJ was an amazing woman! I have known her for over 10 years working with her through Bioelements. She had such a passion for her work and we always looked forward to having a meeting with MJ! She lit up the spa with that gorgeous smile of hers. MJ will be missed and her smile and loving spirit will go into each of facials that we give. My thoughts are with Mikaila, Henry, and the rest of her family. xoxo

    Jill Helman
    Sweet Skin Spa

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