Rolland Frederick "Bud" Harrison



Photo courtesy of photographer Jim Sheaffer, Nebraska Gravestones.
Photo courtesy of photographer Jim Sheaffer, Nebraska Gravestones.

(April 27, 1923 - August 11, 1959)


The Harrison Sun
August 20, 1959


Rolland Harrison Dies at Billings

Rolland Frederick Harrison, 36, former Harrison resident, died unexpectedly August 11 in a Billings, Mont. hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital only a few hours before with a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. Harrison, better known as Bud, was born April 27, 1923, in Chadron. He attended grade school at Wayside, Nebr., and graduated from Chadron High School in 1941. He enlisted in the Air Force in February of 1943 and served as a technical sergeant in the European, African and Middle East theaters. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and a four Oak Leaf Cluster and bar, and air medal. He was discharged October 31, 1945.

He was a member of the Chadron Methodist Church. Mr. Harrison married Rita Mae Riley of Harrison April 27, 1948, and they lived in Harrison until 1950 when they moved to Billings where he was employed as a mechanic for Empire Motors.

Surviving besides his wife, Rita, are his mother, Mrs. Carl Nelson, and step-father, Mr. Nelson of Harrison; four sisters, Mrs. Tommy Lecher, Mrs. Harold Blundell, Mrs. William Brown, Jr., all of Chadron, and Mrs. Milton Hughes of Crawford. His father and a half brother died previously.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday from the Methodist Church in Chadron. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson went to Billings Tuesday when notified of his illness.




Related Genealogy Entries: 'Rolland Frederick Harrison'

Merle Elizabeth Riley (September 14, 1908 - November 3, 1977)

Raymond V. Riley (April 7, 1905 - September 24, 1984)

Rita Mae Rohen (July 20, 1930 - June 4, 2012)


Related Historical Entries: 'Rolland Frederick Harrison'

No related entries available.






| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


Genealogy Search

Type your search terms into the box below and his 'Search!' to begin searching the genealogy archives.




The Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc. accepts online donations. Click to contribute via PayPal or credit/debit card.


Peruse our extensive genealogical archives, with entries sorted alphabetical by first and last name.
We are currently adding birth record information to the website, with entries sorted alphabetical by first and last name.
This resource provides an alphabetical listing of names, broken down by cemetery, of those buried in area cemeteries. This resource can assist you in locating the exact location of these grave sites.
Genealogy Links

Debbie Sturman, Director
425 South Main Street, P O Box 510
Lusk, WY 82225-0510
Phone: 307-334-3490
© 2014, Niobrara County Library