Mollie Anna Solomon

Mollie Anna Solomon, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the age of 66.  She was born in Orange, Texas, but spent much of her life in Groves, Texas.  Mollie Anna had a full life.  She was active in Camp Fire Girls and she went to Camp Otanya for many years, first as a camper then as a counselor.  She was an honor graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Orange.  She worked for many years as an office manager for Iocal unions and was known to many for her efficiency, friendliness, and willingness to help anyone.  She volunteered for many years for the local telethon benefiting muscular dystrophy.  She was politically active and cared about her community.  She was a precinct judge and worked hard on many election days.  She was on the board of regents for Texas State Technical Institute.  She had a zest for life that was admired by all who knew her.  Mollie Anna was preceded in death by her parents, George and Becky Solomon. She is survived by her siblings Patricia Jane Danko (husband Tono Louriero) of Cedeira, Spain; George Solomon, Jr. (wife Mary Solomon) of Cibolo, Texas; Grace Sonnier (husband Woody Sonnier) of Conroe, Texas; and Dr. Tom Solomon (wife Cagla Kulakac) of Bergen, Norway; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, September 10 at 5 pm at Claybar funeral home in Orange, then join them for a rosary at 6 pm.  A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s church in Orange, Texas on Monday, September 11 at 10 am.  Pallbearers will be George Sonnier, Howard Sonnier, Johnny Burleigh, Steve Howard, and Woody Sonnier.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Burleigh, Jeremy Burleigh, Josiah Doty, Shane Durst, Josh Howard, Davis Reeh, Josh Reeh, Mason Reeh, Luke Robison, Travis Robison, and Joey Solomon.  A graveside service and interment will follow at St. Mary’s cemetery.

Most young people think that the biggest fear of older people is the fear of death.  Actually, the biggest fear of old people is the fear of not being loved, followed by the fear of not having someone to love.  We can take comfort in the fact that Mollie Anna was loved and she loved other people.  Now she is in Heaven with no fear and no pain, wrapped in the comforting arms of God and her loved ones who went before her.

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