Ida May Solomon

April 29, 1933January 18, 2019

Ida May (Chris) Solomon, 85, of Redding, CA passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of January 18, 2019.

The funeral service will be held at McDonald’s Chapel located at 1275 Continental St, Redding, CA..Friday, January 25th at 10 am. David Harris of All Nation Church of Deliverance will be officiating. Arrangements are being handled by McDonald’s Chapel.

Ida May was born in Biggs, CA on April, 29, 1933. She was the fifth child born to Fred and Minnie (Eagleton) Markgraf. She joined three much older brothers, Fred Jr, Larry, and Lowell. A sister, twin to Lowell, died at birth. Being the youngest and only daughter, she was cherished by her family, who came to call her “Babe”. The family eventually settled in Redding, CA, where Fred Sr and his 3 sons started Redding Roofing Co.

Ida May loved to sing, and was taught by her brother Lowell, to play the guitar and yodel. She was a natural entertainer who was comfortable on a stage and in the spotlight. Still in her teens, with her cowgirl-style yodel, that few could match, she entertained at rodeos with gospel and country songs. She sang throughout her life at home and at various venues.

Ida May worked in many fields, including dental, pharmacy, retail and tutoring of college students. She was a wonderful cook and baker. Her Lemon Meringue Pie was remembered by all who had the pleasure of tasting it.

Ida May is survived by her children, Earl Allen (Virginia) Boek, Christine (Rick) Rose, Daniel (Mary Dell) Boek, and Kandra (Solomon) Hatfield, Her nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and their spouses. She also leaves behind her extended religious family, her caregivers, and many other relatives and close friends and neighbors.

She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, Claud Solomon, and infant great grandson.

We mourn, and will certainly miss our Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Matriarch, and Friend.


  • Earl Allen Boek, Son
  • Virginia Boek, Daughter-in-law
  • Christine Rose, Daughter
  • Rick Rose, Son-in-law
  • Daniel Boek, Son
  • Mary Dell Boek, Daughter-in-law
  • Kandra ( Solomon ) Hatfield, Daughter
  • Ida May "Chris" also leaves behind nine Grandchildren, sixteen Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory......


  • Chapel Service Friday, January 25, 2019

Ida May Solomon

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Dan Boek

January 25, 2019

Hey Mom;
I know it's late Mom
Hope I didn't disturb you
I was just thinking about all the things you said
and looking at all you do.
When I saw the very first time we met
Before you endured,
ALL that I'd put you through
I saw in that moment what few men get to see
that connection of past and future
of ALL mankind
from Eve on
through eternity
In that one moment with hope unknowing
Anything is possible
that's what your eyes spoke to me
With both faith and fear
And overwhelming