Obituary: Wanda L. Carberry

Wanda L. Carberry, 93 of Princeton, died on Friday, Jan. 26, 2012 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview, in Minneapolis.

Wanda L. Brace was born on November 10, 1918 in Corning, Pa., the daughter of William Norman and Harriet Cecil (Blackwell) Brace.  She grew up and was educated at Mansfield, where she graduated from high school. Wanda attended the Mansfield Teachers College where she was a member of the symphonic band and university choir.  Following graduation, she taught in Long Island, N.Y.

She was united in marriage with Edwin Robert Carberry on Feb. 12, 1943 in New York City.  She continued to teach elementary school in Long Island while Edwin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and summered at home in Mansfield, Pa.  Edwin continued to serve in the Navy and the family lived in Norfolk, Va.; Pensacola, Fla.; Great Lakes, Mich. and Hawaii before moving to San Diego where Edwin retired from the Navy.  Wanda taught elementary education for 28 years while in San Diego,  primarily fifth and sixth grades.

Wanda enjoyed dancing and served as a USO hostess during World War II while in New York. Se also enjoyed music and intellectual pursuits, keeping up with current events, watching CNN and Wolf Blitzer.

Her husband, Edwin, died on May 6, 1990.  Wanda continued to live in San Diego and Santa Barbara until moving to the Caley House in Princeton four years ago.

She is survived by her children Robert (Irma) Bijou of Santa Barbara, Calif. and Barbara (Graham) Miller of Princeton; grandsons:Rodrigo Bijou, currently studying at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me. and Andrew Miller of Princeton; sister Lillian Bowser of Greece, N.Y.; and nephews Lanny and Jack Bowser of New York state and Brent Bowser of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Harriet Brace; her husband Edwin in 1990; and sisters Edna Miller and Hazel Watkins.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Baldwin Cemetery, rural Princeton.

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