CAROL SOLOMON "Love All - Serve All" Carol Ruth Solomon, "Bootsie" to her multitude of friends, entered this world March 6, 1946 in Cleveland, and transitioned to eternal life July 19, 2013 at 7:05 p.m., in Las Vegas. She was the eldest of four and was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings. She is survived by her cousins, Sharon Frank of Cleveland, Barry Levine of Atlanta, and Dawn Womer of Laguna Nigel, Calif. She leaves many, many friends mourning at her passing with feelings of gratitude and being blessed by her presence and largesse. Bootsie graduated from Ohio State University
with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She recently found enjoyment in the Osher Lifelong learning Insitute (OLLI) program at UNLV. Bootsie began her Las Vegas career in the gaming industry in 1979 at the Hilton showroom and became a dealer at the El Cortez in 1980; she dealt for Ceasars Casino on a cruise ship and in Las Vegas for 27 years. Traveling extensively, her most recent trip was to China in 2013. On any given Saturday, you could find her feeding the homeless and encouraging substance abusers of all kinds to work at recovery. She founded the Serenity Club in 2008 with one meeting and now the three meeting rooms in Chinatown host countless program meetings; likewise, a snack bar is a gathering place 24 hours a day. She established the Serenity Men's Recovery House, Men's Condo and Women's living facility. Carol Solomon passionately embraced all of life with fastidiousness, dignity, exuberance, generosity, tenacity and bravery. She was a lioness of a woman if ever there was one; now her roar is silenced upon succumbing to the ravages of cancer. Her spirit has been indomitable and exemplary to all who have known her. To be blessed with her truly remarkable friendship is a gift of a lifetime. Passionate in ever giving, her final salute was to donate her bones to medical science to teach by example. Cremation will follow with inurnment in Cleveland. There will be a celebration of life from 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Serenity Club, 3990 Schiff Drive, Las Vegas to honor this renaissance woman. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Club will be appreciated.