Obituary: Solange Dewarrat
October 5, 2011
Solange Dewarrat, 83, of Truckee and formerly Napa, Calif., passed away Oct. 2, 2011, at Tahoe Forest Hospital ECC. The viewing will be from 3-5 p.m. with the Rosary at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Truckee Tahoe Mortuary and the funeral at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Assumption Catholic Church.Solange was born April 15, 1928, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She was the eldest of eleven children who were all raised on a dairy farm. She worked on the farm milking cows and working the fields as well as helping take care of her siblings. She met her future husband and they were married on her birthday April 15, 1952. Together they had five children.In 1963, the family moved to California to start a new life there. They lived in Burlingame, Calif., for a short time and then moved to Napa where they remained until her husbandandamp;#8217;s passing. She was a homemaker and loving wife and mother. She was very involved with her children and was a den mother, 4-H leader, tutored French at the high school as well as sewing, knitting, cook, baker, gardener and a painter. She most of all loved spending time with her family. She also loved to travel.She is preceded in death by her husband Rene, her son Rene, Jr. and granddaughter Kristina Bickerton.She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Yvonne and Tim Hargrove, Martine and Ian Frew, Lise and Phil Christman and her son Claude Dewarrat; grandchildren Brent, Andy and Christopher Bickerton; Daniel and Tara Anderson; Rene, Michelle, Danielle andamp; Monique Dewarrat; Shawnee, Kyle, Brittney Anderson and Isabella Christman and seven great-grandchildren; siblings Gaston Curial, Marcelle Joulin; Liliane Coursaux; Bernard Curial; Christiane Kempin, Anne-Marie Brown, Claudette Watt, Arlette Kohlman, Jacqueline Weiss and many nieces and nephews.Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimerandamp;#8217;s Foundation.