No services will be held in Roswell for Harold Dean Lollar who died Monday, April 22, 2013, in Roswell. Dean will be cremated according to his wishes and will be placed next to his son Jeff in Dallas.
Dean was born Jan. 17, 1943, in Sparta, Tenn., to Ardell W. Lollar and Virginia Norrod. His father preceded him in death, as did his son Jeffrey Lollar.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Nancy Lollar, of the family home in Roswell; mother Virginia Norrod, of Sparta; son Travis Lollar and wife Gaby, of Dallas; daughter Katie Casarez and husband Marcos, of Roswell; sister Joyce Johnson and husband David, of Sparta; grandson Alexander Casarez; and nephew Matthew Johnson.
Dean was native Tennessean. He graduated from Tennessee Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree. He had a 34-year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Dean served at locations in Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Washington and Illinois. He retired as CEO for the BSA in Chicago. His professional background included experience regarding fund-raising principles, foundation management/ promotion, financial, personnel and organization management. Dean was elected several times to represent member agencies in United Way board decisions. He served in Texas and Washington as voice and liaison for youth-serving organizations with the legislative bodies and state agencies. After returning to New Mexico, Mr. Lollar was involved with several civic endeavors including serving as commander of the American Legion Post 11, president of the Carrizozo Rotary Club, and president of the Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce. He served as a board member of New Horizons (a home for the developmentally disabled), Conquistador Council Boy Scouts of America, and the Community Foundation of Lincoln County.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Jeffrey Burton Lollar Memorial Scholarship Northern Illinois University Foundation, PO Box 746, Dekalb, IL 60116-0746, niufoundation.org/ how-to-make-a-gift.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.