Mable Consuelo Solis of Hewitt, longtime pastor’s wife, died July 6. She was 89. She was born Feb. 17, 1931. After graduating from high school in Fort Worth, she attended Howard Payne University, where she earned an undergraduate degree and met her husband, Raul Solis. She served alongside her husband when he was pastor of churches in O’Brien, Post, Pecos, Hondo, Ozona and Odessa. She took courses toward her education administrative certification from Stephen F. Austin University. She was a bilingual and ESL elementary classroom schoolteacher in the Ector County Public Schools, Waco Independent School District, Bruceville-Eddy Independent School District and Lorena Independent School District. While in Waco, she earned Teacher of the Year recognition at Bell’s Hill Elementary School. Reading instruction was her passion, and she was dedicated to instilling a love for learning in students throughout 45 years as an educator. After she retired from classroom teaching in 2012, she continued to offer after-school reading tutorials to neighborhood children. She loved taking piano lessons, playing in recitals across the Waco area and playing piano for family and friends. She served on the board of the Hewitt Public Library System and as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Waco. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Raul Solis; a son, Joshua Solis of Waco; grandchild Adrian Solis of Odessa; a sister, Jane Nava of Brownwood; and a brother, Edward Reyes of Fort Worth. She is survived by her sons, Raul Solis Jr. of Sunset Valley, Hiram Solis of Axtell and Robert Solis of Brownwood; her daughter, Theresa J. Solis of Euless; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her brother Belisario Reyes of Fort Worth.
Obituary: Mable Consuelo Solis
July 14, 2020