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Rolland Harve Golden

November 8, 1931 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 87)
ROLLAND GOLDEN born in New Orleans on Nov. 8, 1931 to the late John F. and Ione Rolland Golden - died on Monday July 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM in his Folsom home, surrounded by his immediate family.  After serving 4 years in the US Navy, Rolland attended and graduated from John McCrady Art School in the French Quarter, where his art career began 6 decades ago, including his marriage to Stella Doussan Golden, surviving spouse.  He is also survived by their 3 children: Carrie Golden Lambert (Don Lambert), Mark Damian Golden (Maria Campo Golden) and Lucille Marie Golden; 4 grandchildren: Jessica Lynn LeBlanc (Corey LeBlanc), Jarrod Rolland Lambert, Sydney and Christopher Golden; 3 great grandchildren: Kayla, Quinton and Cole and his brother, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C..   Rolland was a highly acclaimed artist, receiving countless national awards and solo shows across the US and travelling shows to 4 cities in the former USSR and southern France.  He was inspired to paint these places, but mostly the South.  Books have been published on him, as well as his memoirs: "Life, Love and Art in the French Quarter", where he lived with his family for the first 25 years of their marriage; in 1981 they moved into the countryside of Folsom, LA .  After Katrina, they relocated to Natchez, MS until 2013, when Rolland was diagnosed with several illnesses, including Lewy Body Dementia w/Parkinson. Family and friends are invited to attend Rolland's wake at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 on Friday, July 5th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Family visitation is on Saturday, July 6th from 9:00 am - 10:00 am, and the public viewing will be from 10-11 am, followed by his funeral Mass at 11:00 am in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please have masses said or donations may be made to Rolland's works may also be seen on his and at the MacGryder Gallery in New Orleans. Condolences may be expressed at

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