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Ronald Eugene Harrison – September 5, 2018

Ronald Eugene Harrison

Susanville native and lifelong resident Ronald Eugene Harrison passed away on September 5, 2018 with his family by his side at Renown Regional Medical center in Reno, Nevada.

Ron was born on September 6, 1941 in Susanville, CA to Richard and Helen Harrison. He was the second born of four brothers, Richard Harrison (deceased), Robin Harrison (deceased) and George Harrison of Susanville.

Ron went to elementary and high school in Susanville and graduated from Lassen High School as a member of the “Class of 1959” where he lettered in football and baseball. He went on to further his education at Butte and Portland Community College.  His future wife Elvira Garcia was also a member of his graduating class.  Ron joined the United States Army in September of 1959 and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base and later Germany where he worked on missiles.

On September 4, 1960 Ron married his high school sweetheart, Elvira Garcia at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Susanville.  Ron and Elvira had three children, Ronald Harrison Jr. of Walnut Creek, CA; John Harrison of Redding, CA and Suzanne Peery of Milford, CA.

Ron worked as a Draftsman from 1963 to 1970 at the Tehama County Assessor’s Office in Red Bluff, CA.  He also worked as a Reserve Fish & Game Warden while employed at the Assessor’s Office.

On September 1, 1970 Ron began his career with the  California Department of Fish and Game as a Game Warden in Glenn County living in Orland, California.  On February 4, 1978,  Ron was able to return to his home town and was assigned as the Game Warden for Lassen County.  He served Lassen County with dedication and pride for 26 years until his retirement on June 6, 2002.

After retirement, Ron was employed as a Private Investigator working for several local Attorneys and Lassen County Courts for almost 15 years.

Ron was an avid hunter and fisherman, keeping all the best known “spots” to hunt and fish in Lassen County for his close friends, kids and grandkids. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association; a member of the Elks Lodge serving as a Trustee; a member of the Sierra Sportsman’s Club and served on the Lassen County Grand Jury.  He was an instructor for hunter safety and enjoyed teaching the youth of Lassen County about wildlife conservation and gun safety.  Ron loved his family very much and was proud of each and every one of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  You would often see him in the stands or sidelines of his grandchildren’s many sporting events.  He loved teaching them about the history of Susanville, Lassen County and his love of wildlife and shooting sports.  He was known to be one of the most ethical and hard working law enforcement officers’s around and was very proud of his career.  It was jokingly said that he would arrest his own mother if she was breaking the law!

In his passing, Ron leaves his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Elvira of Susanville; son Ron Harrison Jr. and his wife Kim and their children Sean, Emma, and Colin; son John Harrison and his wife Jennifer and  their children Rileigh, Ryan, Caleb, and Johnny with his wife Sindy and their children John and Luke, and daughter Jennifer Harrison and her children Mason, Sydney, and Owen; daughter Suzanne Peery and her husband Rob and their children Tyler, Brandon, Nick, Joshua, and Michael with his wife Jasmine and children Lilly, Ollie, and Edelweiss, daughter Scarlett with her husband Joel and children Caden and Chloe, and son Chris and wife Chinee.  Ron is also survived by his brother George of Susanville and his daughter Katelyn with her husband Corrie and their children Aylah and Bristol.  He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Helen Harrison; and brothers Richard and Robin.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 120 North Union Street, Susanville, CA on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at the Diamond Crest Cemetery Veteran’s Section, Diamond Crest Road, Johnstonville, CA.  An opportunity to gather and express condolences to the family and celebrate the life of Ron Harrison will be held at Monsignor Moran Hall following the interment. Food and beverage will be generously provided by the Sacred Heart Caring and Sharing.  The family requests any donations be made in Ron’s memory to the Northern California Cancer Advocates, P.O. Box 270938, Susanville,  CA  96130 or the American Heart Association.


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