Thursday, April 13, 2017

Nicki - Loving Wife, Mother, Grandma and Friend

Nicki C. Soller of Rock Hill, NY, was born on July 16, 1946, and passed on December 25, 2016.  We envision her waltzing once again with her hero and father, Gus Firemark, and sharing all the latest family stories and recipes with her Mom, Marguerite Firemark, both of whom await her spirit at the gates of heaven.

Here to hold her forever in their hearts is her loving husband of 50 years, Joseph Soller; her sons (whom she commonly referred to as her “suns”), Brian and Christian Soller, her daughters-in-law Kelly Soller and Dawn MacKillop-Soller; her beautiful “GrandLoves”, Aubrey, Hunter, Gavin, Chloe and Lyla; brother Ron Firemark, sister-in-law Mary Firemark; nieces Kimberly, Vicki and Alex Firemark; and nephew Lucas Firemark.

She was born in Brooklyn and was raised in Massapequa, NY spending summers at her family’s bungalow at Mountain Lake Camps in Wurtsboro, NY. She would meet the love of her life, Joe, while spending a summer day at Masten Lake.

Married to Joe in 1966, Nicki left her job at Twentieth Century Fox in NYC to “move to the mountains”. In the early years of their marriage, she was employed by the law offices of Kesten and Ledina in Monticello, NY.  Her true calling, however, came upon the birth of her sons.  She was always proud to say that there was no job more important than that of raising her family.

Nicki loved art and music and was the consummate Neil Diamond fan. She was a gifted photographer and writer and maintained a blog (Color Me Inspired) of all the things that she cherished - family, friends, nature, cooking, the beach and her beloved dog Mambo.

Her last year was spent at Wanaksink Lake, a move that she loved. She treasured the ever-changing beauty of the landscape, eagles, nature and mostly kayaking out to the quiet side of the lake with Joe.

Funeral services were private. Family and friends look forward to the summer for a celebration of her amazing life that is impossible to summarize in just a few words.  If one is so inclined, please donate to a favorite charity, in her memory.

Go in peace, Mom, we love you!

“Do not grieve for me, as I have lived a charmed life and have so much love around me!” –Nicki