Barbara J. Hollrah passed away peacefully Tuesday July 3, 2018 at her home in Chadron Ne. Barbara was born July 27, 1940 in Chadron Ne. to Carl and Vergie Gold As a young girl she grew up on a farm Northwest of Chadron. She attended the Assumption Academy K-8 and graduated from Chadron High School in 1958. On January 2. 1964 she married Roger Hollrah and with this union she had given her son a step brother and stepsister then went on to build a greater family with two more daughters. Barbara was an avid homemaker that made most of her children's clothes and the meals that were prepared were homemade from scratch. The family moved to Sterling Co in 1976 where she was a co-owner of a package liquor store with her husband for several years before moving back to Chadron in 1993 where she worked various positions at Pine Ridge Jobs Corps until she retired. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and PBO DOES but her real passion was her dolls, plants and flowers. She could make something beautiful out of nothing no matter how dilapidated or ruined a garden or doll was. The dolls, flowers and plants always had a surviving chance if they were in her hands. She took pride in all of her work, she made everything beautiful just as she was as a person. Her survivors include her husband Roger Hollrah (Chadron Ne), Daughters Deborah Sheldon (Sterling Co) and Rhonda (Bill) Schleuning (Chadron Ne), Stepson Randy (Heather) Hollrah (Forsythe Mo.), Sisters Eloise Downing (La Quinta, Ca.) Erma Lewellen (Scottsbluff, Ne) and Betty Staal (Chadron Ne). Brother Larry (Susan) Gold (Council Bluffs Ia.) Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, also numerous nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is proceeded in death by her son Michael Gold, Stepdaughter Kristi Horne and her parents Vergie and Carl Gold. A celebration of life will be held Thursday July 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion Club in Chadron Ne. A memorial has been established for the Chadron Senior Center or the American Legion Auxiliary. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Chadron, Nebraska 69337