Emily Clemente Higby was born on January 31, 1949 in Quezon City, Philippines. She was called to heaven on March 22, 2021.

Emily graduated from college at the age of 18 with a B.S. in Psychology and Social Sciences from Chapman University. She later added graduate degrees from the University of San Diego in Psychology and Special Education.

Along with being a wife, mother and grandmother, she has worked as a teacher, a marriage and family counselor, a travel agent, a school director, a paralegal, a hotel manager, and as most of you know her, the co-founder and director of the Las Vegas Asian Community Resource Center, where she generously gave her time, her talents, and her energy.

Emily loved travel, food, learning about international cultures, and helping others.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elpidio Clemente, her mother Amparo Ablola Clemente, and her sister Patrocinio Clemente. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Higby, her son Eric Westerhoff, her daughter Kristin Cornwell, her grandsons Corey Stark and Kai Stark, and her great granddaughters Leah Stark, and Brie Stark, her sister Teresita Clemente Obrero and numerous friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Asian Community Resource Center. https://www.lvacrc.org/donate



Emily Clemente Higby

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Due to COVID Restrictions, Emily's services are not open to the public,

however, we invite you to view the services live through the link below:


Memorial ID: 51671
Password: N5BKZ
Event Date: Apr 14th, 2021
Event Time: 2:00pm Pacific
Location: Palm Mortuary, Las Vegas

If you would like to leave messages for the family, you may visit:  Dignity Memorial


It was Emily's wish that her friends and associates continue contributing to her legacy of compassion and kindness by donating to Asian Community Resource Center by clicking on ACRC Donate.


Cards and letters may be sent to:

Asian Community Resource Center

Attn: Higby Family

3111 S. Maryland Pkwy, Second Floor

Las Vegas, NV 89109


With  gratitude, we thank you for the outpouring of love, care and support from each and every one of you.



The Higby Family