Arthur Solle

Arthur Herbert Solle

1933 - 2024

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Arthur Herbert Solle was born on March 30, 1933, in Terry, Montana, to Laura (née Clark) and Albert Solle. He grew up on the family’s cattle ranch just outside of Terry. After Arthur graduated from high school, he went to auto mechanic trade school in North Dakota for two years. He returned to Terry to work in the Ford garage there for two years before deciding to sign up for the draft. Two weeks later, he was drafted and worked as a mechanic for the U.S. Army. Arthur purchased a gas station-garage in Victor, Montana, where he met Jessie Maier. They eloped to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on December 11, 1959. In October of 1960 they welcomed their first child, Laurie Rose. In March of 1962, they welcomed their son, Timothy Arthur. Arthur graduated from Montana State University with a teacher’s credential to teach Auto Mechanics. He taught in Glasgow, Montana, for two years before moving the family to Hollister, California, in 1968. He taught for 15 years at San Benito High School before retiring in 1981. He helped many students with projects on their cars over the years. He with a group of his students were the mechanics and pit crew for a sports car that competed on local tracks. Dave Langdoc, an English teacher at the high school, owned and drove the car. He truly enjoyed the helping his students work on their cars. Arthur enjoyed snow skiing, wind surfing, bike riding, tennis, racket ball, fishing, building and flying model airplanes, gardening, and motorcycle riding. He played the banjo, mandolin and organ. He enjoyed traveling across the U.S. with Jessie and family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and building them toys from wood. He and Jessie appreciated attending the high school and college graduations of all four grandchildren. Arthur’s wife Jessie passed away on May 10, 2020. Arthur is survived by his daughter, Laurie Alosi (Jerry), his son, Timothy Solle (Moira), his four grandchildren, Katherine Martinez (Fernando), Breanna Alosi, Matthew Solle (Sara Ashback), and Aaron Solle, and his great-grandson, Santiago Martinez. He is also survived by his sister, Darlene Reyman (Travis), his brother, Bert Solle (Diana), his brother-in-law, Emil Maier (Mamie), his sister-in-law, Mary Carol Covell (Michael), and many nieces and nephews. Arthur was proceeded in death by his brother, Edwin Solle and his sister, Marjorie Stepper. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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