In Loving Memory
December 9, 1922 – February 19, 2015
Rosa Edna Carter Fears, age 92, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. She was born to the late James Marion Carter and Cora Susan Robbins on December 9, 1922.
Edna spent her early childhood in Robbins Chapel, Virginia. When she was seven years old, her family bought a farm near Cincinnati, Ohio and it was there that she spent the remainder of her childhood, riding horses bareback, running through sunlit fields, and helping with the farm animals. She loved those years and enjoyed telling the stories of that treasured time in her life.
After graduation, Edna attended business school and taught dance lessons with her brother, Clint, at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Cincinnati. She later married and moved to New York City. She used her newly acquired skills to work and enjoyed more dancing, this time in a chorus line.
In 1945, she moved to Seattle where she did her part for the war effort by working at the Boeing Airplane Company. It is in Seattle that she also began her family.
She moved to Pascagoula, MS in 1957 and helped her husband build a successful business while raising two more children. She was also a talented and knowledgeable gardener and her designs were noted many times by the Pascagoula Garden Club.
Edna was a devout Christian. She taught Sunday school and participated in many church-related endeavors throughout her life. She was a helpful person in all areas of her life, always putting the needs of others before her own.
After her retirement, Edna traveled across Europe, toured the rain forests of Puerto Rico, and enjoyed traveling in the U.S. She ended her traveling years with grand tours with each of her daughters. Her eldest daughter took her to New England, where she watched the whales on Cape Cod, visited Niagara Falls, and visited the studios of some of America’s most celebrated artists. Her youngest daughter, and granddaughter, took her to California where Edna enjoyed a trip up Hwy 1, from Santa Barbara to Monterey, touring Hearst Castle and many other landmarks along the way.
She later moved to Mobile, AL to be near her family. Edna loved her children beyond measure. She was loved by all who knew her and she set a beautiful example of grace and humility.
Edna is survived by her daughters, Diana Carter, Jami (Ross) Buck, and granddaughter, Ryane Buck. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives from Ohio, to Mississippi. Edna’s son, Chip Fears, preceded her in death.
Edna’s life will be celebrated with a gathering of her loved ones. The family wishes to thank all of those who helped care for Edna during her final years. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011 or 1-800-272-3900.
Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526