Eliza A. Solace

Baggs, Wyo., resident Eliza A. Solace died Nov. 11, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. She was 102.

Solace was born June 2, 1900, in Erie, Colo., to Stephen and Anna M. (Weber) Adams.

She moved with her parents to the Baggs area in 1903, homesteading on land they named Dad.

Solace lived on the ranch much of her life, learning to work very hard. She did all sorts of tasks, from working with horses to cooking in the sheep camps.

She married Mason Ruyle in Craig, Colo., on June 21, 1921. He died in 1929. She married Devilo Solace in Hayden, Colo., on Aug. 3, 1931. He died Jan. 30, 1958.

Solace loved to quilt and cook. She cooked at the Drifters Cafe in Baggs, walking to work every day into her late 80s. She was a member of the Baggs Rebekahs Lodge.

Solace moved to Rawlins in 1996 because of her health. She moved into the Care Pavillion at the hospital in 2001, but still went out every weekday on the senior bus to go to lunch and ride around the city.

Solace is survived by a daughter, Ann Taylor, of Rawlins, Wyo.; son, Roy Solace, of Lynbrook, N.Y.; grandchildren Wilma Bardgett, Roberta (Sherman) Blood, Bruce Taylor, Valerie (Gregg) Roberts, Patricia Roggow, Rhonda (Kevin) Graham, Desiree (Tom) Rigilano, Greg (Cathy) Solace; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Solace was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; sons Bill and Bob Ruyle; Elverton “Salty” Solace; two sisters; four brothers; daughter-in-law, Yolanda Solace; son-in-law, Fred Taylor; and one granddaughter.

Services were Nov. 16, 2002, in the multi-purpose room at Little Snake River Valley School in Baggs, Wyo., with Rev. Paul Prestrud of the Little Snake River Valley Community Church officiating.

Cremation has taken place, with ashes buried. Honorary pallbearers were her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Eliza Solace may be made to the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Care Pavillion, or to the senior citizens’ centers in Rawlins

and Baggs.

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