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Dean LeRoy (Roy) Solt was born February 11, 1927 and passed away December 26, 2022, at the age of 95. He was the son of Dean Mason Solt and Evelyn Brown and the eldest of 12 children, many of which preceded him in death. He had 3 surviving siblings; Deanna Taylor, Gordon Solt & Bob Solt. He married Doris Jennie Kofford, on February 2, 1952. Roy is survived by his 4 children: Marsha Smith , Nadean Lescoe, Larry Solt , and Geraldine Hills, his 9 grandchildren: Melissa Lescoe-Jacobson, Eric Lescoe, Jared Lescoe, Christopher Lescoe, Amanda Solt Saggers, Trevor Hills, Trenton Hills, Cody Smith, and Mandy Smith Varejcka, and 8 Great Grandchildren, Cole Varejcka, Austin Varejcka, Dylan Jacobson, Dawson Jacobsen, Mataya Lescoe, Callen Lescoe, Jordan Rowe-Hills, & Ryker Lescoe.
In 1982 Roy married Gerial Dean Bair. They were married until her death on January 8, 2003. They had no children.
Roy was 14 when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and at the age of 17 he enlisted into the Navy. He served as a fireman (firing guns) on the flagship USS Pennsylvania. As the Pennsylvania and Navy fleet gathered to invade Japan at Buckner Bay, a lone plane flew over a hill and torpedoed the Pennsylvania. Two days later the peace treaty was signed. Roy finished his service in the Philippines.
After leaving the military he went to television school. He repaired TVs and later started his own TV repair company. He invented a trolling motor mount and faded out his TV business , as he started his trolling motor mount business, Remote Troll.
In 2015 the Utah Honor Flight Foundation invited Roy to be one of the Veterans they took to visit Washington D.C. After returning from the trip to Washington D.C. , Roy and his family would spend the next 7 years visiting as many WW2 memorials as possible as well as multiple trips to Pearl Harbor.
The family would like to ask that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Utah Honor Flight.
Helping to honor our Veterans.
Public Viewing will be held Tuesday, 3rd of January, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Rose Park 8th Ward, 1155 North 1200 West, Rose Park.
Services for Roy Solt will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Rose Park 8th Ward with Bishop Cloward officiating. Burial will follow at Elysian Burial Gardens at 12:30 p.m.,1075 East 4580 South in Millcreek, Utah.
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