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Melvin Floyd Solomon Jr.

Born: Wed., Nov. 1, 1933
Died: Tue., May 14, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., May 19, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:45 AM, Mon., May 20, 2019
Location: LDS Rapid Creek Road Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., May 20, 2019
Location: LDS Rapid Creek Road Church

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Melvin Floyd Solomon Jr., our wonderful, loving dad, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all, passed away May 14, 2019. He was 85 years old.

He was born on November 1, 1933 to Melvin Floyd Solomon Sr. and Pearl Romriell Solomon. He was the oldest of 5 children. Mel lived in Inkom, Idaho all of his life. He graduated from Inkom High School. He also took many classes at ISU.

He met his "Sweetheart", the love of his life, Olene Louise Hall, and they were married on November 27, 1953. They had 6 children, Vicky (Larry) Grover, Archer, Idaho (Vicky-deceased) Mike (Julie) Solomon Inkom, Idaho, Carry Lattimer Inkom, Idaho, Cindy Richardson Inkom, Idaho, Terry (Kendra) Solomon Inkom, Idaho, and Todd (Moneac) Solomon Inkom, Idaho.

He is survived by a brother, Larry (Peggy) Solomon Pocatello, Idaho, a sister, Delone (Don) Bloxham Omaha, Nebraska, 5 children, 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.

He is preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 64 years, Olene Solomon, his loving daughter, Vicky, his parents, a sister, Dora, a brother, Ernie, and a grandson, Jason.

Mel was a loving, caring person who lived a very fulfilled life. He was a very hard worker and taught this skill to all of his children and grandchildren.

Mel and Olene owned and operated Solomons Service since 1970. Mel worked for Wesveago before going to the PFE for 43 years; he was the Sexton for the Inkom Cemetery for many years and also served on the Inkom City Council for many years. He spent a lot of time helping Bob McKee farm at night after work. Mel was a Scout Master for 24 years achieving the Silver Beaver Award in 2014. He also attended Girls Camp for 14 years.

Mel will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Especially by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. "WE LOVE YOU JOCK!"

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12 Noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Inkom Rapid Creek Ward, 973 N. Rapid Creek Road.

Visitations will be on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello and again at the church from 10 – 11:45 am prior to the services.

Burial will follow at the Inkom Cemetery.


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Ed & Connie Aldrich
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
He will be missed very much. So sorry for your losing him, but you can think of him being with Olene now.

Wayne and Pam Taysom
   Posted Thu May 16, 2019
Todd and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all. Wayne enjoyed visiting with him and the kind and efficient help he gave every time it was needed. He is most definitely an icon to Inkom. May you find solace in your fond memories. You will be in our thoughts.

Penny Hagar (Butler)
   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
To the Solomon Family
So sorry to hear about Mel. He was a great guy liked by all. My thoughts and heart are with your family. Sincerely Penny

Ava and Bob Tracy
   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
Mel was a great person. He will be missed. He and Olene were the City of Inkom. Sympathy and prayers to the family.

Tina Sykes
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
So sorry for this loss of a great man and family member. I have so many great memories with him, from Easter egg hunts to waterskiing at Twin Lakes, and Thanksgiving get togethers. I'll miss his smile and his laugh. He loved life and taught all of us to be good to others and enjoy the small stuff. And to always love your family. He was a blessing to be around and will be greatly missed. Much love to the Solomon family.

Sue Ann Keating
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
Prayers for this family as they lay their father to rest. Mel was such a pillar in the community of Inkom and to everyone who knew him. Love this family and share so many great memories of family get togethers through the years.

Peggy Mowers
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
Our condolences to the Solomon family, Charlie Mowers worked with Mel for many years. Hope they have had a good reunion. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Barb Layton
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Job 14:13-15

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