Carmen M. Soliz

March 16, 1929February 3, 2018
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Carmen Soliz, 88, of Port Lavaca passed away February 3, 2018. She was born March 16, 1929 in Long Mott to Daniel and Juana Campos Martinez. Carmen served on the Altar Society, Sacred Heart Society, and the Pan de Vida Prayer Group at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Savas Soliz; children, Isabel Sandoval, David Soliz (Josie), Christina Daspit (David), Edward Soliz (Sandy), Phillip Soliz (Esther), Rita Burke (Stephen), Carlos Soliz (Norma), and Abel Soliz (Alice); daughter-in-law, Norma L. Soliz; siblings, Trinidad Martinez, Martin Martinez, Frances Muir, Joe Martinez, Mary Dikanoski, and Beatriz Ochoa; 26 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Ruben Soliz; parents; sisters, Refugio “Cuca” Ozuna and Luz Martinez; and brothers, Jesus, Guadalupe, Gregorio, and Roberto Martinez. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 3-7 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Port Lavaca Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ross Soliz, Javier Sandoval, Justin Burke, Erik Soliz, Zachary Soliz and Isaac Sandoval. Honorary Pallbearers are Scott Soliz, Jose Sandoval, Jacob Burke, Jonathan Burke and Matt Daspit. Memorial donations may be made to the Our Lady of the Gulf Capital Campaign Fund. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 10, 2018

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Rita Benavides

March 7, 2018

Hello, Soliz family

My name is Rita Benavides my mothers name is Mary Rodriguez as we used to live in Port Lavaca, Tx and would like to share how we knew Carmen and how she touched our life. My mom Mary and I wanted to send our condolences and we were so heart broken that we were not able to make Carmen's funeral but we will reunite with her again one day in Heaven. I remember your Mom very well when I was very young (10 yrs old) and she sang so beautiful just like she is shining upon us today and we will miss her dearly. She was always singing at the church choirs and I would go to the prayer meetings with my mom. I still shed tears as I type this now cause she was an awesome person that God created and I only wished I could tell her bye or hug her one last time. I will Miss you Carmen and when its my time I will hear you sing again and get that hug. Rita Benavides

My mom wanted me to share these words to the Soliz family:
Hello Family, I am so Sorry for your Loss whom I know she loved all of you so much. I didn't know she was taken from us so soon until my daughter Rita seen the Obituary two days later on the internet. Carmen was the one that inspired me into reading the Bible, teaching me the word of God, introduced me to the Sacred Heart Society, and attended prayer meetings Weekly. I continue to practice and preach the Bible versus to my kids, grand-kids and great-grand-kids. If it wasn't for your Mom I wouldn't know where I would be, she was a Great True Friend, and the most sweetest lady I have ever known and she would do anything for anyone anytime. Carmen is an Angel, and Carmen was my Leader.
I will miss her Dearly Mary Rodriguez

May your hearts be filled with Peace and Love
Your Forever Family

Teddy & Leigh Burke

February 6, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.