Harrison Halligan: 1938-2014

Harrison Halligan, Nebraska

HARRISON HALLIGAN, North Platte, Nebraska

July 12, 1938 - October 13, 2014

Harrison T. Halligan, 76, longtime rancher of North Platte, passed away Oct. 13, 2014, at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln.

He was born on July 12, 1938, to Claude and Edith (Wisnor) Halligan at North Platte. Harrison graduated from North Platte High School with the class of 1956 and was later united in marriage to Sharon Goodwin on Feb. 16, 1958, at North Platte.

Harrison was born, raised and worked on the family ranch north of North Platte that was homesteaded by his grandmother.

His love was his family and he enjoyed his dogs and hunting coyotes. He got to fulfill his dream and passion by rodeoing, where he bulldogged, roped and hazed for steer wrestlers for many years and was also known for having a good bulldogging team, taking him from coast to coast.

He was a lifelong member of the PRCA, NSRA and was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame this past September. Harrison qualified for the NFR in 1971 and 1972.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Claudette Halligan; and daughter, Tammie Halligan.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his daughter, Claudia Coble; his son, Dan (Cindy) Halligan; grandchildren, Sarah (Chris) Wright, Monica Halligan, Travis Halligan, Sawyer (Kegan) Rabe and Carter (fiancé Haley Keller) Coble; a great granddaughter, Hannah Wright; and many other relatives.

A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Steer Head Arena, on North River Road, north of Hershey. There will be an opportunity to share memories of Harrison at the service. The family requests casual or western wear at the services. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., today through Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements.