Niagara Gazette


September 14, 2013

Colleen Nora Higdon Klimecko


Colleen Nora Higdon Klimecko, of Buffalo, NY, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. She was born in Lewiston, NY, on August 8, 1967, the daughter of Joanne [Smith] Tracy and William E. (Carrie Mae) Higdon.
Colleen graduated from Trott Vocational High School.  She owned and operated Colleen's Family Day Care in Niagara Falls for many years. Colleen will be remembered for her willingness to help any one in need.
Besides her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Danielle Klimecko; her dear friend, Walter "Bill" Twarog; two brothers, William C. "Charlie" and Edward J.  Higdon; three sisters, Kelly (late Charles) Fisher, Kimberly (Mark) Van Curan and Christina (James) Hibbard; a stepbrother, Michael William (Mary Ann) Thomas; her former husband, Brian Klimecko. She was the aunt of Joseph Higdon, Courtney, Samantha and Brittany Van Curan and Jonathan Barlow.
Private funeral services were held at the convenience of her family. Memorials may be made in her name to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Arrangements were made through the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, Niagara Falls, NY.
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