Eulalie "Lalie" Solomon died in Newport Beach on Aug. 24, 2010. She was 88.
Lalie was born in Pomona on June 26, 1922, to Nony and Thomas "Hart" Nesbit. The youngest of four, she had three sisters -- Pat, Jeanne and Nona -- all of whom were born two years apart. Nona is 90 years old and lives in Seattle.
Growing up in Pomona during the early 20th century, Lalie was surrounded by teeming orange groves. Her mother owned horses and was a prominent trainer. Their horses raced all over California, including at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park, as well as in Tijuana, Mexico. The family spent their summers in Newport Beach and San Diego. Lalie and her sisters would dance their nights away, listening to Tommy Dorsey’s band at the Balboa Pavilion and the Rendezvous Ballroom. "It was marvelous," Lalie would say. "We had a ball."
Lalie married Jack Boone in 1942, and they had a daughter, Candace. The family was stationed in Texas during World War II, then later moved back to California and set up household in Arcadia. Lalie and Jack were married for more than 20 years.
Lalie found comfort in Newport Beach after her first marriage ended. She was often seen zooming around the city in her blue Stingray Corvette with her black poodle Josephine in tow. She met and married Lee Solomon, a judge, during the mid-1960s and moved to Lido Isle, which remained her home for 45 years.
Lalie had gusto for life. She loved living at the beach on Lido, riding her bicycle, reading and going to the library. She was also very social and enjoyed playing tennis and bridge. She adored her family and her dogs.
Lalie is survived by her daughter, Candace Boone Marteski; son-in-law, Dan Marteski; grandchildren Dan Marteski, David Borgatta and Christine Borgatta Liuzzi; and great-grandsons Anthony Borgatta and Frankie Dino Liuzzi.