Rosemary Buaas HARRISON(1927 - 2013)

HARRISON, Rosemary Buaas

Rosemary Buaas Harrison Rosemary was born on January 19, 1927 in Austin, TX to Otto Hugo Buaas and Ferol Linton Buaas. She went to sleep Sunday evening, October 13, 2013, and never awakened. She had not been ill, so her passing was very peaceful and we are all very grateful for that.

She was a fourth-generation Austinite, as her great-grandfather settled here from Norway in 1839. Her grandfather, J.O. Buaas, was listed in "The Who's Who" of early Texas settlers. She was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin high school and attended the University of Texas where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Following college, Rosemary moved to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion model. During her time in the northeast she married and had her only child, William D. Hamilton of Austin. She returned to Austin with her son in 1958 where she remained until her passing.

Rosemary married John E. Harrison, Jr. in 1977, and was welcomed into his family by his children, Sally Harrison Rahlves, Paul Harrison and Melissa Harrison Beltz. They enjoyed a great life together until his death in 1994.

Rosemary was loved by so many people, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was a member of many organizations throughout her life. Those included The Austin Symphony League, The Austin Republican Women's Club, The Austin Assembly, The Headliner's Club and The University of Texas Club.

She was a big supporter of the Texas Longhorn football team and loved attending the games, especially the Rose Bowl twice! She also had a great passion for travel and saw much of the world.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and her brother, Dr. J. Howard Buaas. She is survived by her son, Bill and wife Kathy, step-daughters Sally (husband Dennis and children Daron and Shannon) and Melissa (children Michael, Erin and Ricky) and step-son Paul (son Pearce), granddaughters Erin Hamilton Jansen (husband Michael) of San Antonio and Julie Hamilton of Nashville, TN, as well as many nieces and nephews, all who she loved dearly. She is also survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Betty Anne Buaas.

Visitation will be held at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd in Austin on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 4-6 pm. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 3 pm Sunday, October 20, 2013. Those who wish to make a contribution in her memory may do so to the American Red Cross, Helping Hand of Austin or to the .

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Austin
3125 N Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78705
(512) 452-8811

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, 2013