Suzanne Gollihare, age 71, of North Platte, died July 15, 2018 at Great Plains Health. She was born August 31, 1946 in Scottsbluff, NE to Lloyd and Joan (Wardyn) Peters. After her father’s death, she and her siblings were adopted by her step-father, Paul Lockard. Suzanne graduated from North Platte High School.
Suzanne resided in Scottsbluff, Moses Lake, WA, El Paso, and settled in North Platte where she worked at Sears as service manager, Karls, and Herberger’s, where she retired in 2006. Suzanne married John R. “Tex” Gollihare on February 4, 1972 in North Platte. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, former PTA president at Buffalo School, member of the Painting Princesses (cancer survivors group) where she developed a love for water painting, and was Auxiliary President of the VFW. Suzanne loved to sew and make wedding and prom dresses for relatives, and enjoyed quilting.
Survivors include her husband, John “Tex” Gollihare of North Platte; children, Henry (Michele) Kivett of Hershey, Jerome (Michelle) Gollihare of Denver, Shawn (Cammie) Gollihare of Colorado Springs, Bridget (Mark) Haneborg of North Platte; grandchildren, Anessa, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Joel, Dominic, Sydney, Gracie, Brady, Khloe, and Max; great granddaughter, Zoey; siblings, Joseph (Mary) Lockard of Lincoln, Nancy (Nathan) Shrieberg of North Platte, and Victor (Wendy) Lockard of North Platte; and many other family members, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her step father, and a brother Mitchell Lockard. Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and online condolences can be made at www.adamsswanson.com.
Christian Wake Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday July 18, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday July 19, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Nash as celebrant. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, NE. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.