"We lost a very special woman who touched and improved the lives of so many," said son John A. Solheim, Ping's Chairman and CEO. "Our mother was a blessing to everyone in so many ways. She had a special quality that gave her the ability to bring a smile to everyone's face and she handled every situation with grace. We looked to her for guidance in all aspects of our lives and she always took great care to advise us, building our confidence to make decisions ourselves. We will miss her dearly. Our entire family is at peace knowing she's now in God's care."
John A. Solheim, the chairman of golf equipment maker PING, said "the Solheim family is thrilled with the selection."