Joy Mae Solum, 78, of Mason City, Iowa died Sept. 18, 2011, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Grace United Methodist Church, 200 14th Street N.W. Mason City, with Pastor Steve Hansen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd Street N.E. Mason City. Should friends desire, memorials may be
directed to the Joy M. Solum Memorial.
Joy Mae McDougle was born May 11, 1933, the daughter of Herman and Ethel (Hackman) McDougle. Joy attended Mason City and Osage Schools graduating from Osage High School in 1951. She was united in marriage to Melvin Hoy in 1953. Melvin passed away in 1958; and Joy was united in marriage to Carl Solum on April 11, 1960. Joy was blessed with five children.
Joy worked at Libby Owens Ford Glass Co. for 20 years. She started working at Walmart in 1994 as a greeter and retired after 16 years. She has lived in North Iowa, Seattle, Fort Smith, Ark. and Rapid City, S.D. Joy enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, canning, baking and cooking. She loved crocheting and knitting, Bingo and pets. Joy’s greatest love was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joy was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Life Member V.F.W. Auxiliary, and the Senior Citizens Center.
Joy is survived by her children, Bill Solum, Westford, Mass.; Mitchell (Mona) Hoy, Mason City, Sherrie Solum, Clear Lake, Carla (Mark) Sampson, LaCrescenta, Calif., Daniel Solum and companion, Shelley Huebner, Mason City; step-children, Carol Wine and Mark Solum, both of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Zarrie, Anisa, Justina, Jordan, Tanner, Rhea, Ryan, Taylor, Nicole, Kasandra, Sarah-Jo, Tyler, Samuel, Eric, Travis, Nick, Zach, Chris, and Jamie; great-grandchildren, Evan, Ehren, Isaiah, Ty, Dylan, Carly, Aurora, and expected arrival, Mailey Joy; one brother-in-law, Dick Blunt; her best friends, Dola and Ethel; along with many nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.
Joy is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Melvin Hoy; three brothers and two sisters.