Frankie Sollman Obituary

Frankie  Sollman
Frankie Sollman

June 21, 1919 - August 17, 2019
Born in Newton County, Arkansas
Resided in Gearhart, Oregon


Frankie L Sollman
June 21, 1919 to August 17, 2019

Frankie Sollman, of Seaside, OR, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Frankie was born 100 years ago on June 21, 1919 in Newton County, Arkansas to Ora Elizabeth Carlton (Marion) and William Curtis
Carlton. She was married to Willis Lee Sollman for 65 years. They raised two daughters, Marion “Sami” and Jerry “Dee Dee.”
From her early years growing up on a farm and as a young elementary school teacher Frankie developed strong values that she
parlayed into a productive and impactful life. She was an independent young woman with curiosity to search out new places and
opportunities. With a productive work ethic, she turned her master level seamstress skills into a long-term successful drapery business.
At home her seasonal gardens demonstrated mastery level results. As the older sister, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt she
modeled love of family and caring for others. She showed a sincere interest in others, making each one feel special and always with a
laugh at a joke no matter how many times she’d heard it.
As a centenarian she navigated through significant changes over her 100 years. In later years she continued to be amazed with
changes and show interest in what children in each of the following generations were experiencing in their lives, including new
The path Frankie took in life helped to shape those who had a connection with her. In Frankie’s gentle and humble nature, she would
not want any of us making any fuss over her passing - but we will. We will continue to be amazed at the dignified and graceful way she
mastered a life well lived. She is a light in our lives that will shine on as long as we live.
Frankie was preceded in death by her husband, Willis L Sollman. She is survived and loved by her daughters Sami Weed of Seaside,
OR and Dee Dee Walquist of La Quinta, CA; sons-in-law Bill and Don; sister Wilma Carlton; grandchildren Brett Brennan, Travis Law,
Stephanie Dobbs, and Erik Wallquist; and nieces and nephews of two generations. Burial and private service will be held at Kalama
Cemetery. Donations may be made in Frankie’s name to Lower Columbia Hospice - Astoria, OR.



Funeral Home
Hughes-Ransom Mortuary Seaside
220 N Holladay
Seaside, OR US 97138


Lower Columbia Hospice
2111 Exchange St.
Astoria, OR 97103
Caring with great compassion.