Edita Freimanis Carle, longtime resident of Geneva, N.Y., wife of Kenneth Roberts Carle, and loving mother of four children and nine grandchildren, died peacefully surrounded by family on April 8 in her 89th year.
A memorial service is planned for July.
Edita was born in Riga, Latvia in 1928. After the Soviet invasion of Latvia in 1941, Edita and her family fled to Yugoslavia, where her family lived through World War II. In Yugoslavia, Edita studied architecture.
In 1951, Edita immigrated to the United States with her mother Irma and her sister Rita. Edita earned her RN in Stamford, CT, where she met her husband Kenneth. In 1959, Edita and Kenneth moved to Geneva, where Kenneth worked as a professor of Chemistry at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Edita taught nursing at the Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing. Edita, Kenneth, and their children were avid skiers, sailors, and world travelers. The family lived in Philippines for two years. They are members of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva.
Edita is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her children Robert (Susan Chung) Carle, Kenneth (Jennifer) Carle, Sigrid (Beth) Carle, and Sandra (John) Pilotte; and her grandchildren Alex, Timothy, Christopher, Ryan, Jason, Aaron Freimanis, Zachary, Caleb, and Anna Edita.