Genevieve Archibald Dibble Tait
LAKELAND, Fla. — Genevieve Archibald Dibble Tait of Lakeland, Fla., passed away with her family at her bedside on Sept. 9, 2013.
Her 93rd birthday was Aug. 21, 2013. Genevieve Blanche Kuhl was born in 1920, at Vernon,
her father being Theodore Kuhl, and mother Gladys Harrington. She grew up in Sherrill and later in Roxbury.
In 1939, Genevieve married Forrest Archibald. They had children, Anne Marie, Theodore Bruce and Mary Jean and settled in Hobart.
However, in 1944, Forrest was drafted into World War II and died in action in 1945. Genevieve then married Dwight Dibble in 1948. and had another child, Beverly Diane. She raised her family of four children with Dwight until his sudden death in 1967.
She also worked in various management positions at the NBT Bank in Hobart and retired in 1975. At that time, Genevieve moved to a home at Pinellas Park, Fla., returning to New York for the summers.
In 1979, Genevieve married Daniel Tait. They spent 33 years of retirement in New York, Florida, Tennessee and back to Florida. Dan died in 2012, and Genevieve moved to Lakeland, Fla.
She battled dementia in her last few years, but she was always surrounded by her family, and had excellent care in a facility specializing in her disease. As Genevieve’s health worsened in the past six months, she had further excellent care with
Good Shepherd Hospice of Lakeland, Fla.
Genevieve was predeceased in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Marie and Lloyd Martin; her brother and sisters and spouses, Joe and Belva Kuhl, Doris and Ralph Vaughn and Katherine and Don Averill; her grandson-in-law, Chris Jones; and many of her friends from Hobart.
Surviving family includes children, Ted and Frances Archibald, Mary Jean and Leon Churchill, and Bev and Gary Rehbein; sisters and husbands, Marion and George Tolle, Jeanette and Bob Cesarini and Yolanda and Jack Heintz; grandchildren, Mike and Lisa Martin, Paula Martin, Carlene and Ron Lehman, Deborah Jones, Pamela and Mark Clinch, Gary and Alicia Rehbein, Scot and Laura Rehbein and Tami and James Nesvacil; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Genevieve was a wonderful person, loved by all who got to know her. She had some difficult times with losing a father at a very young age, and then three husbands. But, Genevieve never let the past
keep her from making the most of the life dealt her, she always had a smile for everyone, and her caring
heart was widely felt by all her family and many friends.
There will be a memorial service for Genevieve in Lakeland, Fla., on Oct. 25, 2013, and then a
graveside memorial service in the Valley View Cemetery in South Kortright, at a later date.
For anyone interested, donations should be directed to Good Shepard Hospice at 320 W. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33815.