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.