Solda Fay Frum passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021, holding hands with the love of her life, her husband, Jim Frum.
Sol was the daughter of Elmer Ralph, and Nita Fay Taylor. She grew up in Charleston, Arkansas, with her 3 brothers and 1 sister. There were 4 siblings who passed away prior to Sol’s birth. She honored them and made sure her family knew who they were and their stories. They were a poor family, but Sol always said they were rich in love. We should all be so fortunate.
Some of her fondest memories were about her childhood. One day her dad found her crying because she wanted to go to her first dance and she did not have a dress. He took a tire off his car and sold it so he could surprise her with a new dress. She went to that dance and her love of dancing lasted her whole life. He walked to work every day for months. Daddy Pa would take her to get a “soda pop” for her birthday, the only gift she would receive, and she was grateful.
Sol met and married her husband, Jim Frum in 1967 in Kansas City, where they remained throughout their life together. They lived a wonderful life, traveling the US and abroad, with their 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Nothing meant more to Sol than her family. She made sure her kids always had new shoes and a new coat, something she was without. Sol and Jim took their family on many trips, many times in an RV to places like, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Disney, Texas, and countless others. Holidays were her favorite. Christmas looked like a magical winter wonderland with every room in the house impeccably designed. What shone brightest was the deep, unconditional love.
Sol loved, entertaining, party planning, cooking, traveling, camping, birds, trees and spending time with her large group of friends. Her passion was designing – floral design, landscaping her yard, decorating her home and creating a place that made you feel like you were home, surrounded by the beauty of nature.
She had style and flair and loved bold print with large colorful jewelry and Sol had shoes galore! She never met a person she did not like, gave her all to everything she did, loved big, lived big, and played hard. Sol instilled in her daughters her strength, passion, independence, and deep love. Her son was her pride and joy. She helped so many in so many places through acts of charity, service, hugs and a big shoulder to cry on. She truly loved everyone for who they were and where they were in their life journey. She was the most accepting person and made everyone feel loved and special.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to The Salvation Army. She always loved how kind they were to her family.
Sol wanted her resting place to be in Vesta, Arkansas, at Mt. Hope with all her Taylor family.
Services will be at Smith Mortuary, Charleston, Arkansas, Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 1pm, with graveside service to follow at 2:30.
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