February 22, 2019


Mass of Christian burial for Dr. Pat Nolan, 89 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Friday morning at the Close to Home Hospice in Gillette will be celebrated Friday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson officiating. A vigil service will be held at the church on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.  Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Donations in Dr. Pat’s name may be made to Right to Life or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at

Patrick David Nolan was born on July 29, 1929 in Upton, Wyoming to David and Elisabeth Nolan.  He grew up and went to school in Upton and graduated from Upton High School with the class of 1947.  He was married on September 21, 1950 in Upton to Wanda Driskell and they began their married life on the family ranch at Upton.  In 1957 Pat attended Chadron State College in Chadron Nebraska where he took pre-med classes.  In 1959 he was accepted into the University of Utah School of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine.  In 1964 they moved to Santa Rosa, California where Dr. Pat did a residence in Family Practice.  In 1966 he took a Job with the Buffalo Clinic where he worked until he retired in 1999.  Pat had a passion for obstetrics and delivered 2400 babies during his career.  Wanda passed away in July of 2006 and Dr. Pat continued living in Buffalo until his death.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by two sons Dr. Dan Nolan and his wife Kathy of Sundance, Wyoming and Tim Nolan of Newcastle, Wyoming; three daughters, Diane White and her husband Howard of Upton, Wyoming, Dr. Marion Smith and her husband Steve of Torrington, Wyoming, Maureen Grubbs and her husband Robbie and Tamora Coburn all of Upton; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one sister and one brother.

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