Laura L. Solis

April 5, 1964January 11, 2013

Laura Louise Solis, passed away January 11, 2013 peacefully at home in Granite Bay, California surrounded by her family after fighting courageously and gracefully with Neuroendrocrine Cancer. Born April 5th, 1964 in Santa Rosa, California, she is survived by her loving husband, Steve Solis, loving daughters, Robyn and Sarah Torkelson, loving mother and step-father, Wendy and Dean James, step-sister, Jaclyn Solis, step-mother, Carolyn Cahill, step-brother and step-sister, Col. Douglas James and Allison Gaskin, Wilmslow, England. Laura was preceded in death by her father, Charles Cahill. Laura was a graduate of Ursuline High School (Santa Rosa) and Sacramento State 1986 having received her Master's Degree in Special Reading 1988. She spent 22 years teaching in the Carmichael School District. Laura was actively involved in community activities including Bayside Bible Study, Mothers in Touch and Roseville Pregnancy Center. A Memorial Service for Laura will be held on Saturday January 19th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church, 7200 Auburn Folsom Rd Granite Bay, California.Her family would like to thank Laura's Caregiver and Friend, Dee Kee, all the beautiful friends that sent love and food to the home during Laura's struggle and Snowline Hospice for their loving care. Please feel free to share in Laura's Life Story at Caring Bridge web site and Laura Louise Cahill Solis was born April 5, 1964 in Santa Rosa where she lived all of her young years until leaving for college. She loved being involved in multiple activities and made many friends along the way through her involvement. Her first love was dancing beginning with tap and ballet. She continued with ballroom dancing with Burkart’s Dance Studio where she went on to teach and eventually create a ballroom dance class at UC Davis. Laura also loved ice skating at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena and skated in the annual Christmas Ice Shows. While at Ursuline High School, Laura joined the Catholic Media Ministry, a group that created teen messages for the radio. She decided she wanted to teach and received her Master’s degree at Sacramento State University in special reading. Laura developed her own system of helping students to reach their potential in reading skills and eventually gave seminars to teachers in several other states. When Laura was struck with neuro-endochrine carcinoma in 2009, her teaching career came to a sudden end. As soon as she was able, Laura jumped into more involvement with a weekly bible study, also mothers in touch group for high school students, and of course her beloved St. Joseph Marello church. Laura was blessed to have two beautiful girls, Robyn (20) and Sarah (17) who continue to make her proud with their accomplishments. Before her illness, Laura enjoyed extensive travel with her mom, her family outings and most of all with the love of her life, her husband Steven Solis. Laura’s strong and lingering faith has taken her to the Lord where she will be a leader once more in preparing for our joyous reunion. We all love her so much and will miss the everlasting joy and happiness she created in each of us. Farewell our beautiful girl.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Bill Peterson

February 2, 2013

I knew Laura in high school. We goofed off together at the recording studio at Catholic Media Ministry. We had so much fun together; she was smart and creative and beautiful. Someone we all enjoyed being around. I am so sad to hear about her passing; no matter what age, it is always too soon. My prayers and sympathy are with her family.

Lupe Mercado

January 19, 2013

My heart goes out to you during this difficult time, I know you will miss your best friend, your partner of so many years, but I also believe that you are blessed with the understanding that she is now in peace. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Scott Davidson

January 19, 2013

Steve. So sorry to hear about Laura. She fought a good fight and I know you loved her deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

David Wittenborn

January 19, 2013

Laura, you were to me a friend, role model, and prayer partner. You made every day count. Even, and especially now, it's, "See you later," never "good-bye."

Mr and Mrs D. McKeand

January 18, 2013

Dear Ones,What an indellable gift she was to you all,what a precious gift from God for all of us.Remember,Life is just a stopping Place,A pause in Whats to be,A resting place along the road to Gods sweet eternity.
With love
The McKeand Family

Liz Donati

January 18, 2013

I am sorry to hear about Laurie's passing. I was her first babysitter. My prayers go out to you.

Rosemary and Richard Donati

January 17, 2013

God bless you Wendy and family. We remember the day she was born

Patty & Bob Huggett

January 17, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

January 16, 2013

Steve, My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Jim Agan (Fairfield Ca)

Michael and Kris

January 16, 2013

To Steve, Laura's girls and family. So sorry for your loss. She will be dearly missed by many- she had such a loving heart and kind soul. hugs to you all.