Constance Scott Solomon
1940 - 2016
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Constance Scott Solomon passed away peacefully on March 6, 2016 following a brief illness.

Connie was born on June 30, 1940 to Arthur M. and Christine Thogmartin Scott in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Kansas and the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She earned her Masters degree in Special Education.

Connie began her teaching career in Kansas City, Kansas. She met and married Dr. Maurice Cochran Solomon while she was teaching hospitalized children at the University of Kansas Medical Center. They moved to Colorado Springs shortly after getting married. Connie spent the next few years at home raising her children. She then began an extensive political career that culminated in serving two United States Senators and as Chief of Staff for a United States Congressman.

Connie is survived by daughter, Allison Gorab, DDS (Ted) of Morrison, Colorado; son, Scott Solomon, MD (Mandy) of New Braunfels, TX; sister, Patricia Scott Morgan of Belton, Missouri; brother, Arthur M. Scott MD of Kennebunk Port, Maine, three nieces and one nephew. "Conki", as she was known to her four loving grandchildren, will be dearly missed.

A family burial is planned and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.



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Published in The Gazette on Mar. 17, 2016.
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August 5, 2016
Allison and Scott,

I am so sorry for your loss. I just learned of it today. I went to high school with your mom and we reconnected in 2010 when we both were visiting Pittsburg. We stayed in touch with phone calls and emails. Later I met you all in Pittsburg for your grandmother's memorial.
Connie was a wonderful lady, and I am deeply shocked and saddened at her passing. Now I know why I wasn't able to reach her these last few months.
Ed Finley
March 31, 2016
Connie was a kind and lovely sorority sister. She was my pledge grandmother. I so wish I had known she was so close in Colorado Springs and we could have gotten together. She was a darling and everyone, me included, loved her in the Pi Phi House. I know she will be missed.
Susan "Susie" Reiff Brown
March 27, 2016
My husband, John, & I have known Connie since college. She was an accomplished lady full of elegance & grace. We will remember her with love always.
John & Jan Richeson
March 21, 2016
Connie was a Pi Beta Phi sorority sister and although we went separate ways after KU, I remember her as a very special lady. I send my condolences and prayers to all the family. Lovingly, Pat
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Patricia (Pat) Plumlee
March 20, 2016
I have known Connie since KU days and before. I was from Ft Scott and she was in Pittsburg. We knew many people in common in those days. You have my sincere sympathy.
Elizabeth Chatfield
March 18, 2016
Connie was a kind and good person, of whom I was honored to have known, and befriended. My condolences on your loss.
David Devendorf
March 17, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your mother's memory be for a blessing.
Ann Aronovitz Citrin
March 17, 2016
Ali (Ally? Allie?) and Scott,

Deepest condolences on the passing of Mom, a very noble, sweet, and dignified woman. The lives you live every day will continue to be a source of pride and meaning to her. Always. You are in my thoughts. Deepest regards,
Steve Schriener
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