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Emilia V. Solis

April 5, 1924 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

Emilia V. Solis, 97,from Gregory left this world peacefully in the comfort of her home on January 12th 2022.She was born in Austwell, Texas on April 5th 1924 to Encarnacion and Eulogia Villarreal

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, the last of her siblings 3 brothers and 1 sister and recently her daughter Gloria Solis Garcia

Emilia was a trooper; she was raised by the Guadalupe River in Refugio County. Her fond memories of her youth were getting on the lancha and going fishing with her dad,being taught how to ride a horse by her older brother and gardening and raising cattle for their daily food. Her family later made trips to Gregory, Texas to do fieldwork(she was a strong hard worker.) She considered herself a tomboy and would not allow anyone to boss her around, that was short lived as the young and determined Silvestre S Solis that lived in Gregory tried to sweep her off her feet and with several attempts, he finally conquered his lifetime partner and wife that lasted for 65 years.

 

Emilia had 11 children,10 that survive and cherish her memory. Minnie Lanham (David), Ernest V. Solis (Sofia), Silvestre V. Solis Jr.(Dena),Yolanda Moreno(Delfino), Mary Lou Cantu ( Manuel),Abel V. Solis (Marina), Sylvia Ochoa (Cornelio),Lino V. Solis ( Alicia) Noe V. Solis( Diana) and Emily Dominguez (Virgil).To continue her legacy Emilia ( Grandma Solis) also left 43 grandchildren, 88 great grandchildren,16 great great-grandchildren.

Even though Emilia had no formal education, her brother Jesus taught her how to read. Her love for learning, hard work and love for God and family brought her much happiness and many blessings.

She was active at Immaculate Conception Church for many years where she set a firm foundation and example to her children to serve God and others. She became a Crusillista that deepened her faith in God. She was active in her community and enjoyed many years of helping her husband build several companies that are thriving and benefiting countless families today. As a young woman she enjoyed learning from and tending to the older ladies of her parish, she enjoyed decorating, cooking and traveling, but most of all she enjoyed having her home filled with family and friends. After she became a widow of 14 years, not a day would go by that she wouldn't receive a gift or two, even a special unexpected phone call was gift to her. She was loved, admired and respected by so many. She was nominated and honored as the Parade Queen at the 2021 1st Annual Patriotic Parade in Gregory . On a good day(which she had many) You would ask her “Como esta?” And she would reply “ Encantada de la Vida” To us as a family she was our everything and we would like to thank all those who took such good care of her and helped her to enjoy her last years here on earth, she loved each and every one of you ! We will miss you dearly Mom.

Funeral arrangements are at Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes- Aransas Pass Tuesday January 18th Visitation hours @ 9am til 9 pm (Rosary at 7pm), Wednesday January 19th Funeral Mass @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Gregory 2pm followed by burial @ Gregory Cemetery.

 

Emilia V. Solis, 97, de Gregory dejó este mundo en paz en la comodidad de su hogar el 12 de enero de 2022. Nació en Austwell, Texas el 5 de abril de 1924 de Encarnación y Eulogia Villarreal.

Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres, su esposo, el último de sus hermanos 3 hermanos y 1 hermana y recientemente su hija Gloria Solis Garcia

Emilia era tropa; fue criada por el río Guadalupe en el condado de Refugio. Sus gratos recuerdos de su juventud eran subirse a la lancha e ir a pescar con su papá, que su hermano mayor le enseñara a montar a caballo y cuidar el jardín y criar ganado para su alimentación diaria. Ella se consideraba una marimacho y no permitía que nadie la mandara, eso duró poco ya que el joven y decidido Silvestre S Solis que vivía en Gregory trató de conquistarla y con varios intentos, finalmente conquistó a su pareja de toda la vida y esposa que duró 65 años

Emilia tuvo 11 hijos, 10 que sobreviven y atesoran su memoria. Minnie Lanham (David), Ernest V. Solis (Sofia), Silvestre V. Solis Jr.(Dena),Yolanda Moreno(Delfino), Mary Lou Cantu (Manuel),Abel V. Solis (Marina), Sylvia Ochoa (Cornelio) ,Lino V. Solis (Alicia) Noe V. Solis( Diana) y Emily Dominguez (Virgil). Para continuar con su legado Emilia (Abuela Solis) también dejó 43 nietos, 88 bisnietos, 16 tataranietos.

Aunque Emilia no tenía educación formal, su hermano Jesús le enseñó a leer. Su amor por el aprendizaje, el trabajo duro y el amor por Dios y la familia le trajeron mucha felicidad y muchas bendiciones.
 
Participó activamente en la Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción durante muchos años, donde estableció una base firme y un ejemplo para que sus hijos sirvieran a Dios y a los demás. Se convirtió en Crusillista que profundizó su fe en Dios. Participó activamente en su comunidad y disfrutó muchos años de ayudar a su esposo a construir varias empresas que prosperan y benefician a innumerables familias en la actualidad. De joven disfrutaba aprendiendo y atendiendo a las ancianas de su parroquia, disfrutaba decorar, cocinar y viajar, pero sobre todo disfrutaba tener su casa llena de familiares y amigos. Después de enviudar durante 14 años, no pasaba un día sin que recibiera un regalo o dos, incluso una llamada telefónica especial e inesperada fue un regalo para ella. Fue amada, admirada y respetada por muchos. Fue nominada y honrada como la Reina del Desfile en el 1er Desfile Patriótico Anual de 2021 en Gregory. En un buen día (que tuvo muchos) le preguntarías "¿Cómo está?" Y ella respondía “Encantada de la Vida” Para nosotros como familia ella era nuestro todo y nos gustaría agradecer a todos los que la cuidaron tan bien y la ayudaron a disfrutar su último año en la tierra, ella los amaba a todos. cada uno de ustedes ! Te extrañaremos querida mamá.
 
Los arreglos funerarios son en Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes- Aransas Pass Martes 18 de enero Horas de visita a las 9 am hasta las 9 pm (Rosario a las 7 pm), Miércoles 19 de enero Misa de funeral en la Iglesia Católica Immaculate Conception Gregory 2 pm seguido de entierro en el Cementerio Gregory.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Charlie Marshall Chapel in Aransas

Recitation of the Rosary
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

7:00 PM
Charlie Marshall Chapel in Aransas

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
January 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
107 Church St.
Gregory, TX 78359

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
January 19, 2022

Gregory Cemetery

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