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Laura W Soltis

September 6, 1934 — January 22, 2024

Waynesville

Laura W Soltis

Waynesville, NC, Laura Woody Soltis, 89, died on Monday, January 22, 2024, at Brookdale Walden Ridge of Asheville after a short illness.

Laura was the daughter of the late Jonathan Huff and Anne Foote Woody and a descendant of the Cataloochee Valley.  She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Wayne Soltis.   

Laura graduated from Haywood County School Systems, Randolph – Macon Woman’s College and received a master’s degree from Emory University in Library Science.

She worked at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Haywood Co. Library and retired as Library Director from Newton County, GA Library System.   Following retirement Laura & Roger moved back to Haywood Co and was a member of FUMC, Friend of the Library, Friends of the Smokies and was active in the community.

Laura is survived by her loving daughter Alice (Allie) Soltis; two sons, Jonathan Soltis (Jill) and Stephen Soltis; one brother, Stephen Woody (Mary Bruce); five grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 nieces.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Friends of the Library, 678 S. Haywood St, Waynesville, NC  28786 or FUMC, PO Box 838, Waynesville, NC  28786 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10001 or Friends of the Smokies, PO Box 3179, Asheville, NC  28802.

The care of Mrs. Soltis has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville 

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Celebration of Life

Friday, January 26, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, January 26, 2024

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296 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

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