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09/03/1931 - 01/06/2019
Francisco “Ari” Solis, 87 yrs, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Sunday January 6, 2019. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather and will be greatly missed by his loved ones. He was a lifelong resident of San Elizario, Texas and an honored veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U. S Army. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and United Nations medal during his service. Preceded in death by his parents; Francisco and Santiaga Solis. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Isabel L. Solis; son Rene Solis; daughters, Ceci Ruiz (Rudy), Sylvia Arrieta (Carlos), Hilda Reyes (Rofy), Irma Solis (Noel Ramirez) and Shirley Solis. He leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Also survived by his devoted sister, Mary Paz.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with Rosary at 7:00pm at San Elizario Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00am at San Elizario Catholic Church. Interment will be at 1:00p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.