July 22, 1928 ~ December 10, 2020

Born in: Houston, TX
Resided in: Bryan, TX

Gloria Soliz Briano, 92, of Bryan, born July 22, 1928 in Houston, Texas passed away at her daughter’s home (Cathy Carpio) on December 10, 2020, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer.

She was preceded in death by her two daughters: Dorothy Soliz Ibrahim and Joanne Soliz.

She is survived by her five children; Gloria Soliz Sauceda (Ignacio) of Tumwater, Washington; Joyce Soliz, Cathy Soliz Carpio (Froylain), Victor Soliz (Mary), and Veronica Soliz Benavides all of Bryan. She is also survived by her Eighteen grandchildren and Thirteen great grandchildren.

She was the daughter of Jovita Yeppez Aguirre. However, she was raised by her widowed grandmother, Elizabeth Villareal Yeppez. She grew up alongside her aunts and uncles whom she loved.

She married Eugene Selvera Soliz in Bryan, 1948. They moved to Galveston and later raised their children in LaMarque until their divorce. She moved herself and her six children, ages Four thru Thirteen to Bryan in 1967. Life was not easy as a single mother. However, her persistence and great love of her children endured. We will miss her crazy faces, sense of humor and love of sweets.

The pallbearers will be her grandsons: Ross Sauceda (Arizona), Immon Ibrahim (Florida), Zachary Hadley

(South Carolina), Louis Carpio (Bryan), Claudio Benavides (Bryan) and Victor Benavides (Bryan).

Special Thanks to Krystolyn Carpio and Rosie Cruz who lovingly took care of Gloria for three years.

Viewing will be held Saturday December 19th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2500 Barak Lane, Bryan from 10:00-10:45 am followed by Services at 11:00.  Burial will follow at the Bryan City Cemetery.


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  1. I want to express my condolences to you her family. I know how much she loved you and was so proud of her children and their families. You have given her such loving care for many years and met her needs and made her comfortable doing so with a smile.
    She was a friend to all and all ways greeted us with a warm loving smile even if she didn’t remember us. I loved the opportunity that I had to sit with her and spend an afternoon together to talk about activities that we shared years ago. I will miss her.
    I will miss not being there for her service, I have moved to San Antonio, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you at this time. love, Lola Petersen

  2. Grandma Gloria will truly be missed. I’m glad I had good times and memories with her. She often made me laugh with some of the words that came out of her mouth, & if you’ve spent time with her, you know what I mean. I’m gonna miss her telling Krystolyn, ” your mom is pretty.” I’ll remember how rosey her cheeks were when I first met her. Family, be assured that she will be in the presence of God, & resting peacefully because she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. We love you all ❤️

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