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Alice Solar

June 9, 1927-Sept. 26, 2009

September 30, 2009
Minot Daily News

MOHALL Alice Irene Solar, 82, Mohall, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at a Mohall nursing home.

Alice was born June 9, 1927, in Velva, to William and Hazel (Reed) Coffin. She was raised in Velva and attended school there. She married Donald Read on Aug. 23, 1944. She received her standard teaching certificate in 1950 and taught at country schools around Velva and near Lansford. Her husband, Donald, died in June 1955.

Alice moved south of Mohall with her two daughters, where she taught for two years at Clay Center School. Alice married Carl Solar on Aug. 28, 1957. To this union, two sons were born.

Alice began teaching at the Mohall Public School in 1966. She also attended classes in the summer and evenings and received her college diploma from Minot State University in May 1974. In the fall of 1974, her eyesight began to fail and Alice retired from teaching. After they retired, she and Carl spent many winters at their home in Las Vegas. Alice entered the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Mohall in July 2002 as her eyesight was totally gone.

Alice was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Alice enjoyed crocheting, knitting, baking, bowling and playing music. She taught herself to play the organ.

Family: loving husband of 52 years, Carl; daughters, Nan (Richard) Becker, Minot, Donita "Dee" (Dave) Klassy, Mohall; sons, Bill (Michelle) Solar, Virginia Beach, Va., Terry Solar, Chandler, Ariz.; grandchildren, Don (Kim) Becker, Eagan, Minn,, Michelle (Randy) Nations, Breckenridge, Colo., Misty (Mark) Lundgren, Auburndale, Wis., Chriss Klassy, Antioch, Calif., Ryan Solar and Kelly Longoria, Virginia Beach, Va., and Heather (Paul) Mozley, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Alex Becker; Megan, Maddie and Haley Nations; Katie, Carl, Kimmie and Joshua Lundgren; and Alyssa Miller; sisters, Ruth Solar, Mohall, Hazel (Jack) Rogers, Velva; brothers, John Coffin, Hazen, Frank (Rosie) Coffin, Maple Valley, Wash., Sid (Ardy) Coffin, Minot; and numerous nieces nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Lola and Loren Netzloff; brother-in-law, Lawrence Solar; and sisters-in-law, Jane Solar and Janice McLain Coffin.

Funeral: Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall.

Family Service: Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at Brose Funeral Home, Mohall.

Memorials: Memorials are preferred to the Good Samaritan Society-Mohall, or the Mohall Ambulance Service.

Visitation: Thursday, noon to 7 p.m., at Brose Funeral Home, Mohall. Friends may also sign the online guestbook at (



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