Lyman Roy Solomon, 69, passed away in Snowflake, AZ on July 10, 2021. Known by his middle name, Roy, he was born on October 2, 1951, to his mother Pearl (Bates) Solomon. He was the youngest of eight children. Having been raised by his widowed mother, Roy became a special part of his sibling’s lives and many others in Taylor where he lived his whole life. He lived a humble life but blessed many through countless acts of service and smiles.
He graduated from Snowflake High School in 1969 where he was active in football, wrestling, and music. He then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil.
At a young age, Roy grew to love scouting, hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors. Roy spent over 30 years as a scout leader through his church and community. He was blessed to go on several outdoor adventures with his older brothers, learning all the backroads of the White Mountains, which carried into many memorable trips with his sons later in life.
Roy’s greatest hunt began on New Year’s Eve 1972 where he met Lorraine Rowley at a dance. His hunting expertise paid off on September 7, 1973, when he was sealed to his love in the Mesa Arizona Temple. In their almost 48 years of marriage, they have been blessed with five children and twelve grandchildren.
Taught by his older siblings and many other influential men in his life, Roy grew up in construction. After high school he worked as a drywaller and later on worked with his oldest brother, Carvel, building the pig farms north of Snowflake. Later on he set up construction companies with his brother, Bill, and brother-in-law, Bob Neff, where they built countless houses throughout Northeastern Arizona.
Known for valiant living, Roy always had a testimony of his Savior, Jesus Christ, and the restored Gospel. He served in many callings including Scout Master, chorister, Elders Quorum President and High Councilor.
Roy is survived by his wife, Lorraine; his five children - Jeff (Camra), Travis (Cori), Heather (Jonathan) Larson, Stephanie (Kevin) Shiflett, and David (Kali) - and his twelve, soon to be thirteen, grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Gary, Curtis, Ronald, and sisters Alice Franco Wethington and Laree Stewart.
Our husband, father, brother, and friend will be deeply missed but we are delighted to know he has finally greeted his father, William Roy, on the other side - who was killed in a tragic lumber mill accident prior to his birth - his mother Pearl, and brothers, Carvel and Bill.
Due to his diagnosis of vascular dementia, Roy was cared for by Mountain Care of Snowflake and Compassus Hospice Care during the last part of his life. The Solomon family would like to express gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful assistance he received.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m. at the Silver Creek Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 300 W Willow Lane in Taylor. The funeral will follow at 10:00 a.m. in the same location, with interment at the Taylor Cemetery.
Centennial 8th Ward is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Roy Solomon's Services
Time: Wednesday July 14th
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Meeting ID: 964 9577 5664
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