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Carol Lucile Solomon

08/20/1938 - 12/02/2020
Service Date: 12/12/2020
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- 1005 N. Voyager Drive 85234, Gilbert, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa

Carol Lucile Solomon, or Carol Lu to just about everyone who knew her, was born on August 20, 1938 in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Clifford and Florence Mortensen.

When she was 5 years old, she met Stephen “Steve” Solomon, who tried to burn her father’s sign down in her yard.  Despite their getting off on the wrong foot, they fell in love and Carol Lu and Steve were married on September 14, 1956 at the tender age of 18. They were soon joined by Cindi, Wade, Stephanie, and Todd.

One rarely saw Carol Lu out of her home without her signature fluffy hair, a few rings of silver and/or turquoise, a very nicely arranged outfit with a matching purse, and a child or grandchild in tow. She was a professional seamstress with the talent to sew anything. She enjoyed painting, crafting, baking, crocheting, and giving. 

She served faithfully in all auxiliaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, including as Steve’s home teaching companion in Pine for 25 years.

Carol Lu was a collector of antiques, teddy bears, decorations for every holiday, and an abundance of tiny things, but mostly she was a collector of memories. You could bring her every object in her home and she could tell you how and where she obtained it, who she was with, and probably what she ate for dinner the night she received it. Everything in her life represented fond memories, and she surrounded herself with them. 

She lived to make memories and to be there for others as they made theirs. She made all her family feel special no matter how far away they lived, and made an effort to be there for every milestone. Her phone seemed to constantly ring, yet she rarely left a call unanswered. She loved her family more than anything and would go to the ends of the earth to show her love every day. 

Carol Lu Solomon departed peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of December 2, 2020 surrounded by family. 

Carol Lu is survived by her husband Steve, four children, Cindi Beck (Russell), Wade (Elizabeth), Stephanie Beesley (Curtis), and Stephen “Todd” (Alison), thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and enough frozen food to feed them all for the next couple years or so. 

She has gone on to be reunited with hundreds of those she loved and served who passed before her, including her parents, her sisters Colleen Rogers and Lillian Arrington, and her grandchildren Jenifer and Ryan Beck. She will be dearly missed by hundreds more, but we are joyful for her release from all her Earthly struggles. 

Services will be held on Saturday December 12th, 2020, 10:00 am, at the LDS Meetinghouse on 1005 N Voyager Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85234. 



  • Sharon Crandall

    Solomon family,
    I sure did love your sweet wife/mom. She always be made everyone feel like they were her favorite person. What a Christlike attribute she was blessed with!

  • Lisa Rogers Kaupke

    A much loved Family friend for years and years. You lived a beautiful life!

  • What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady!

  • roman and nancy darien family

    What a beautiful and talented lady-and also kind to everyone. We enjoyed them as neighbors on 6th place.

    The Roman and Nancy Darien Family

  • We love Carol! She was an amazing woman and a great mother and grandmother! Carol made us feel part of her family from the moment we met her. We love her and will miss her spunk and energy!

    Ron and Robin

  • Sherrie and Rick Hinton

    We loved Carol Lu and what a wonderful tribute to her. It so describes the impact she had on us through her many talents. Hugs and love for all the family

  • Sounds like your mother was an amazing woman. Certainly an angel, now in heaven. Prayers of peace and love to the Solomon family!

  • What a beautiful tribute of her life…. never met her but I worked with her son Colonel Wade Solomon and by just reading about her I can see how we are what our parent were…..Rest in Pease Ms Carol Lu…

    Mr. & Mrs Wyatt

  • Sylvia Mortensen

    Such a beautiful tribute for such a beautiful person. Yes, she made us all feel like we were her favorite! I married into the Mortensen family and from day one, she welcomed me into the clan! Beautiful inside and out. Precious memories! Loving thoughts to Stephen and the family!

  • Loved this lady! She was a blessing and brought joy to everyone she met. She will be missed!

  • I met Carol Lu when I went to the 1956 Mesa High School Class Reunions with my husband, Paul. She always made me feel special and part of their class! She is a fun, sweet, Lady! May your family be blessed at this time!

  • Steve and Wade
    Sorry to hear about your wife and mother. What a wonderful lady she was. You will be in my prayers.

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