Virginia Howard Solomon returned home on May 1, 2022. Virginia was born on January 23, 1936, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Daughter of John Israel and Dorothy Jennie Child Howard and sister of John Howard. Virginia was married on April 6, 1965, to Samuel Kanehailua Solomon Jr. They were sealed together forever in the Bern Switzerland temple on April 17, 1965. After losing her husband in the Vietnam War, Virginia and her son, John spent time living in Orem Utah, Glendale California, and Sandy Utah. She found joy in being a mother as well as being “mom” to her son’s friends. She also loved reading, genealogy, and her studies of the arts. She painted, crocheted, and enjoyed sewing.
She remained close to her brother through the years and dearly loved her nieces and nephews. She also remained close with several lifelong friends she made in younger years and throughout her life. In the early 1990s “Grandma Ginny” moved to St. George Utah where she cultivated and enjoyed some very dear friendships. She took art classes at the local college and loved attending many plays and concerts. Holiday visits with family were always a highlight of the year. Virginia moved back to the Salt Lake area in 2011 to be closer to her family. She made friends easily and genuinely cared for the kind people who helped care for her at the senior living centers she called home.
Grandma Ginny always had a youthful and, in her words, “impish” sparkle in her eyes. She loved to joke and make people laugh. She stated that her mission in life was to “make people happy by sharing a smile,” which she did every chance she could. Virginia was a social butterfly who would strike up a conversation with anyone and everyone. She took the time to really get to know the people around her and make them feel loved and special.
While she will certainly be missed, her family and friends are comforted by the knowledge that Virginia is now reunited with her sweetheart, parents, and other loved ones on the other side of the veil.
Virginia is survived by her son John (Wendy) Solomon, her grandchildren: Becky (Daniel) Klc, Daniel Solomon, Aaron (Alexys) Solomon, Julie Solomon; and great grandchildren: Kyle and Tinley. She is also survived by her brother John (Afton) Howard, and nephews and nieces: Hilmer (Jessica) Howard, Stan (Amy) Howard, Jennie (Keith) Reynolds, Jeff (Rachael) Howard, Matt (Johanna) Howard, Jay (Pam) Howard, and Robert (McKenzie) Howard.
Funeral services will be held Thursday May 12, 2022 at the Murray 13th Ward, located at 6300 S 700 W Murray, Utah at 12:00 P.M. A viewing will be held Wednesday May 11, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 E Dimple Dell Road) and from 10:00-11:45 A.M. at the church prior to services.
Virginia's Interment will take place Thursday May 26, 2022 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Virginia will be laid to rest with her late husband Samuel K. Solomon Jr.
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So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful and kind soul who’s influence spread far beyond her reach. We have treasured memories of her visits and loved watching her interact with the kids. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. She will be greatly missed. We love your guys and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love you! The Brousseau Family