Aurora (Dolly) Solis 82, passed away November 5, 2019 in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Estanislao (Lalo) Solis.
They shared just shy of 60 years together, raising five children. Catherine Rodriguez Martinez (Manuel Arteaga Martinez), Joe Rodriguez (Selani), Jimmy Solis, Julia Solis (Felipe Ramirez), Stanley Solis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel Corona and Julia Galvan Corona Castillo, her twin brother Robert Corona Sr. and one great-granddaughter Monica Cruz.
She was a tireless Hospice volunteer since 1986 and loved helping others. She was nominated in 2009 for The Unsung Heroes Award and was recognized for this accomplishment from the Texas House of Representatives. She was quite proud of her volunteerism and could not say no. She also volunteered at The Jesse Tree and local food banks. She worked for Lipton Tea in Galveston for more than 20 years as a machine operator and developed life-long friendships.
Her first hobby was ‘collecting’, gardening, crocheting, bingo, game rooms, she loved road trips, cooking and shopping. She had a home FULL of knick-knacks and loved visits from small children. She would take them to a basket or box full of toys and have them pick whatever they wanted. Aunt Dolly’s house was an adventure! She was a loving caretaker and a most generous giver.
Along with her husband and children, she is survived by 12 grandchildren, Eric Anthony Martinez, Ana Maria Aurora Martinez Ramirez Ayala (Rene), Richard Martinez, Michelle Rodriguez (Manuel), Veronica Rodriguez, Jeff Rodriguez, Joe Rodriguez Jr., John Rodriguez, Lupe Rodriguez, Jimmy Solis Jr., Jennifer Solis Davila (James), Catherine Solis & Kymber-Lynn Solis & 14 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her older sister, Gloria Corona Limon and her younger brother Manuel Corona Jr. (Lenora), & her sister-in-law Lula Corona. Also left to morn her passing is her faithful Chihuahua, Buster.
Special thanks to Chris and Cody of The Hospice Care Team & Chaplain Gwen.
Guests are invited to share in a Celebration of Life Visitation from 1-2:00 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, TX 77591.