Monday, October 13, 2008

Remembering Grandad...one year ago today

Charlie Spencer Solomon (Novermber 9, 1926 - October 13, 2007)
After a long life of hard work and service, our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully at home on October 13, 2007 with his wife, Gay, and their six children by his side. Born November 9, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Nellie Cable Spencer and Charles Drew Solomon, Charlie was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings throughout his life.
He served in the United States Navy during WWII and, following four years of service, he was honorably discharged. Charlie was an avid scuba diver and loved anything outdoors, genealogy work, gardening, reading, and being with his sweetheart. He served his first mission as a young man for the LDS Church in the Western States Mission.
He was sealed to the love of his life, Helen Gay Little, on January 11, 1951 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and they raised their six children to know and believe in hard work and commitment.
Charlie loved his Heavenly Father and Savior and wanted to serve as much as possible. He and his sweetheart served as missionaries for the LDS Church in the San Pablo, Philippines Mission where they learned to love very much the people they served. They also served as family history missionaries in Georgia.
Survivors include his wife and companion of 56 years, Helen Gay (Little) Solomon; six children: David LaVar Solomon (Peggy), Julie Ann Solomon Parker (Doug), Virginia Little Kington, Jeannette Little Simmons (David), Charles Little Solomon (Gayle), Timothy Little Solomon (Beverly); a brother, Kenneth Solomon (Jackie); and 29 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Friday Oct. 19, 2007 from 6 to 8 pm at Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby, Idaho and for 45 minutes prior to the service. Services will be held Saturday Oct. 20, 2007 at the Idaho Falls North LDS Stake Center on 955 Memorial Drive at 10:00 am with Bishop Charles Johnson officiating.

Still missing you Grandad...but it's wonderful to know that I'll see you again. I imagine you keep yourself busy sharing the gospel and working on family history. I'll try to do my part on this side... Love you so much!

6 comments:

Amy and Chad Larson Family said...

Hi Mandy! I was so happy to see your comment and get to your blog. You look amazing! I can't believe all of your little ones. We are so happy to finally have one of our own (it wasn't easy for us). I can't imagine FIVE! Good for you. And your house looks beautiful. I'm so glad to be back in touch. My sincere condolences on the loss of your Grandfather.

Camille said...

Your grandfather sounds like a pretty amazing guy.

twinzmama said...

I was so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I know about the void left when they leave you, I lost mine in May. I remember what a kind and upbeat spirit your grandfather had. My prayers are with you.

nevertheless said...

An amazing man. I hope to be with JP for that long!

mom2kylonna said...

Thanks for sharing that! Uncle Charlie was an amazing man! I have many fond memories of him--even though he was only my great-uncle. I remember going through the Idaho Falls Temple while he was a temple worker. It was a special experience and he always made me feel special! I remember his firm hugs....I always knew he meant it!

Todd and Amyjoy said...

Wonderful to remember your grandfather. He is likely one of your guardian angels now, especially with all your little ones.
Amyjoy