Denise Lee Solso (nee Manning)

  • Born: October 31, 1947
  • Died: July 4, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Market Street

635 E. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Tel. (317) 387-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family


Denise Lee Solso (nee Manning), of Indianapolis, IN and Paradise Valley, MT passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, MT, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 67 years old.

Denny is survived by her husband, Theodore "Tim" Mathew Solso of Indianapolis, IN and Paradise Valley, MT; her children, Lynn Helen Shepherd of Colorado Springs, CO, Whitney Leigh Solso Helms of Noblesville, IN, Mathew Virgil Solso of Derry, NH, and Jason Barreto of Windham, NH; her nine grandchildren; her brother, Brian Manning of Wamic, OR and her sister Lynn Manning Reese of Sacramento, CA. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth Manning of Sacramento, CA.

Denny was born on October 31, 1947 in Ann Arbor, MI to John and Elizabeth Manning. She attended DePauw University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1969. She married a fellow student, Tim Solso, in 1969, and the pair moved to Boston, MA, where Tim attended Harvard University Business School. After graduating, they moved to Columbus, IN, where they welcomed their three children, later informally adopting Jason Barreto. Her surviving husband and children remember her as a smart, quick-witted woman who loved her family fiercely.

Denny was a distribution manager for The Republic, the local newspaper, and later a teacher at ABC Stewart Elementary School in Columbus, IN. She loved to travel, play cards and board games, complete crossword puzzles, and was active in supporting many local and international charities.

Denny succumbed to lung cancer. She will be remembered as a supportive wife, wonderful mother, an awesome grandmother, and a positive influence on those who were fortunate to know her.

Her ashes were scattered at Legacy Ranch in Paradise Valley, MT on July 6, 2015 with her family in attendance.

A Celebration of Life Reception to honor Denny will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in her favorite part of the Indianapolis Zoo – the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, 1200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN. Casual attire is welcome.

Denny requested that there be no flowers in her memory. The orangutans and their plight captured Denny's heart and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Indianapolis Zoo to support the reforestation of Kutai National Park in Borneo to ensure a future where orangutans thrive in the wild.

Flanner and Buchanan – Market St and the Indianapolis Zoo are in charge of arrangements. To share a memory of Denny or for more information visit www.flannerbuchanan.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Denise, you and I were the firstborn grandchildren of Arch and Mabel Manning. We were close cousins in our youth. We loved playing on the shores of Lake Michigan with our parents and siblings. While I stayed in touch with uncle John & aunt Bettie, I lost contact with you. I recall our last visit at grandad's home in Albion, circa 1980, when I met Tim and, if I'm correct, your first born. Now, I find you have passed, and I grieve for your family's loss. You were a joy and a spark to be around and I know you are missed. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Dick Manning - The Woodlands, TX - Family   January 03, 2018

My thoughts ,prayers and blessings to her family.

Posted by Barbara Manning Castor - The Villages, FL - cousin   January 06, 2016

Dear Solso Family,

There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one's life.

My Warmest Regards,

Bruce W. Buchanan
4th Generation Owner
Since 1881
info@flannerbuchanan.com

Posted by Flanner and Buchanan - Indianapolis, IN   August 03, 2015


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