|Carrie Janetis Christie-Deibler
Carrie Christie Deibler, 81, a former real estate agent in the Washington area and the owner of a popular Rehoboth Beach, Del., inn, died of
cancer Sept. 8, 2005 at her home in Coronado, Calif. She was a former Bethesda resident.
Mrs. Deibler was born Carrie Janetis in Washington and graduated from Central High School in 1942. She married the same year and
moved to New York, where she worked briefly as a model.
In 1945, she moved back to the Washington area, where she worked as a homemaker and volunteered as a Grey Lady at the National
Institutes of Health. She also volunteered with the Democratic Party during local and national elections.
In the mid-1960s, after the death of her husband, she worked as a real estate agent for CBS Realty, J.F. Begg Realty and Shannon Luchs
Realty in the District.
In 1974, she and her second husband bought the historic Dinner Bell Inn, a restaurant and hotel in Rehoboth Beach, five blocks from the
ocean. They served breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer season and managed a hostelry that included a 10-room motel, a
20-room addition and the house next door. Mrs. Deibler, whose parties in earlier years had earned her the title the Pearl Mesta of Bethesda,
also was known for her festive end-of-season Halloween parties in Rehoboth Beach.
She and her husband retired in 1994 and moved to Lancaster, Pa.
After her husband's death, she worked in retail and then moved in 2002 to Coronado to start a new life near two grandsons who lived
across the bay in San Diego. In Coronado, she volunteered at Sharp Hospital.
Her first husband, John C. Christie, died in 1964. A daughter from her first marriage, JoAnn Christie, died in 1973. Her second husband,
David H. Deibler Jr., died in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter from her first marriage, Maria Hynes of Easton, N.H.; two stepchildren from her second marriage, Karen
Tomasian of Washington and Christopher Deibler of St. Louis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.