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26 September 1922 - 1 June 1989
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Jean "Solly" Solomon

    Caldwell - Jean E. "Solly" Soloman, 66, of Caldwell, died Thursday, Jun 1, 1989, in a Caldwell Hospital.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell. Father Raul Covaarrubias of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caldwell, will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Solomon was born Sept 26, 1922, at Worley, Idaho, a son of Earnest P. and Irene Mero Solomon. He attended school in Caldwell, and graduated from Wilder High School. He served in the U.S. Army for five and one-half years, and was a combat surgical technician in Europe. He married Doris Esplin on March 2, 1946, at Nampa. Following his discharge, he worked in an Idaho City sawmill in maintenance. He farmed in Caldwell for a year, then went to work for J.R. Simplot Co., where he was employed for 35 years.
    Solly's love of life included his family and friends who were so important to him, auto racing, and engineering, fabricating metal machinery, and working with tools. He was a very constructive and creative person.
    Survivors include his wife Doris of Caldwell; a son Gary Solomon of Nampa; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and John Horn of Nampa, and Cheri and Ralph Korn of Caldwell; his mother Irene Krall of Caldwell; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel and Hank Leon of Long Beach Calif., and Neva and Bernie Gascon of Caldwell; a sister, Myrtle Murphy of La Grande, Ore,; three step-brothers, Bo, Frank, and Lennie Krall; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law.

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