Notes for EDITH "EDE" PIQUET KAYLOR:
Daughter of Albert William and Annie Shay (Wines) Piquet.
Born: November 23, 1909 in Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island, New York.
Died: October 30, 2007 in UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina.
Last Residence: Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina.
Married: Dr. Cornelius Timpson Kaylor, Jr June 8, 1935 in Unknown.
Edith Piquet Kaylor, 97, resident of Carol Woods Retirement Community, died October 30, 2007, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Mrs. Kaylor was born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., on November 23, 1909, the daughter of Albert William and Annie Shay Wines Piquet.
Her husband of 64 years, Dr. Cornelius T. Kaylor, preceded her in death in September 1999.
Edith graduated from high school in Huntington, N.Y,.; received a diploma in nutrition and dietetics from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and a B.S. degree in nutrition from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. After their marriage in 1935, Ede and Neil lived in New York, N.Y., where Ede worked as a hospital dietician and educator, and Neil taught at New York University Medical School, moving in 1938 to Syracuse, N.Y., when Neil accepted a position at Syracuse University Medical School. The Kaylors came to Chapel Hill in 1947, when Neil became a professor of anatomy at the UNC School of Dentistry and then at the UNC School of Medicine. Ede and Neil moved to Carol Woods in 1989.
Ede was a long-time, active member of University United Methodist Church, teaching children's Sunday School and serving as church librarian for 26 years. She was the first President of the PTA at Carrboro Elementary School. An avid gardener, Ede was active in the N.C. Botanical Garden and the Piedmont Chapter of the American Rock Garden Society. Always an environmentalist, Ede was a leader in establishing a recycling program at Carol Woods. Her family and friends will remember her as a joyous individual who laughed and danced her way through life, even when facing failing eyesight and advancing years.
Edith is survived by her sons, Joel B. Kaylor, Philadelphia, PA, and Robert P. Kaylor, of New Bern, NC; by her grandsons, David P. Kaylor, of Cary, NC and Stuart M. Kaylor, of Grantsboro, NC; and by her sisters, Anna P. Moyer, of Canaan, NH, and Julia P. Coker of Zephyr Hills, FL.