July 15, 1923 – July 1, 2018
Carmen Solis, 94, of Greeley, went to be with the lord on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born on July 15, 1923 in Derry, New Mexico to Silvestre and Adela Carbajal.
When Carmen was a very young child her family moved to Colorado to work on the farms. Carmen met Daniel Solis and they married in 1940. They raised their 9 children here in Greeley. Daniel and Carmen were one of the founders of Our Lady of Peace. They even had their wedding rings placed in the foundation of the Church. They were married for 69 years before Daniel’s passing in 2009.
Family and faith were Carmen’s passions in life. She was able to sew by hand, quilt, crochet, and make a penny go a long way to provide for her family. Her children say that her cooking was the best. Carmen would teach each one of her children to be respectful and work hard for what they want. She loved to decorate with Sunflowers and Monarch butterflies.
During the end of her journey, her family did not leave her side. She was very much loved and Carmen will greatly be missed.
Carmen is survived by her daughters, Margaret (Eugene) Edmaiston, Jessie Theresa Solis, Evelyn Marie Solis, Elizabeth Ann (Louis) Segura and Betty Angela (Gilbert) Sifuentez; sons, Alfred (Viola), Rick (Maria De Luz Gonzales; long time soul mate), Michael Anthony (Judilee) and Daniel Jr. (Augustina) Solis; sister, Mary Carbajal Romero (Ben); brother, Paul Carbajal (Lupe) and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Daniel, two sisters, Jessie Soliz and Betty Quezada and brothers, Frank, Henry, Mike, Manuel and Leo Carbajal.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. both at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 1311 3rd Street, Greeley. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Carmen’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Terri Park and Domitilea Carrisales for their love and support regarding the care of Carmen.
In lieu of sympathy cards, the family has requested that you bring Carmen a birthday card.
- Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
- Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday, July 10, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 10, 2018
- Interment Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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frank n Jess solis
July 9, 2018
The Model A Ford with Carmen and Dan
Frank n Jessie Solis
July 9, 2018
The story of Carmen and Dan began with a Model A Ford, Dan would would sneek-Carmen and her Sister Betty and enjoy the day at the park.
(see Photo of Carmen and Dan with their Model A Ford and the Published Front-Page Magazine Cover of the bride and groom)
Jim and Julie Stiehl/Trujillo
July 9, 2018
Evie, please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother, Carmen. We always enjoyed seeing you and her at the local Greeley events. From her obituary, she sounded like a very dynamic woman who, over the years, contributed much to the community. We are certain she will be missed. You and your family are in our prayers. Take care, Jim and Julie Stiehl/Trujillo