Aida Marie Pyle

October 20, 1941August 11, 2019
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Aida Marie Pyle, age 77, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida passed away on Sunday August 11, 2019. Aida was born October 20, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Lester David and Aida Margarita (Flores) Christensen. She was a graduate of Immaculate Heart High School, Class of 1959.

Aida was a loving and kind person and who wished well to everyone she met and became their instant friend. She shared her love with anyone who needed it – even at her own expense. She had a personality that would light up the room. Aida loved good food, travel, and socializing with family and friends. Her hobbies included doll making, designing Christmas ornaments, cooking, baking and reading. She was an avid mahjong player. During the twenty-five years she lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, she volunteered countless hours at the local children’s hospital.

Aida is survived by her husband Cliff and son Jeff; her sister, Gloria Jean Christensen; brothers, David Lester and George Edward Christensen, cousins Kathy Ciocca and Jean Murphy, and several nieces, nephews, and a number of children she ”guided and mentored” during her life time. Aida is preceded in death by her parents and her aunt and uncle, John and America Marie Ciocca.

A visitation for Aida will be held Monday, August 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM, all at Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park, 170 Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34232. Interment will immediately follow in the park.

In pursuit of comfort, traditional funeral attire is not expected.


  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 19, 2019


Aida Marie Pyle

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August 19, 2019

We will never forget you!
you will live in my heart forever, there are no words to express how my heart feels.
Thank you for your love and for your words of motivation to go beyond what I had planned all these year, thanks for advising me as a mother and express your happiness with my achievements.
I learned a lot from you, I always enjoyed listening to your stories and looking at your pictures.
Now you leave our lives, but one day we will see your face again.

Shelli Ives

August 18, 2019

In Memory of Aida Marie Christensen Pyle:
What can I say about the woman who meant so much to me? The best way I know how is to share my memories of her that made me smile, laugh and will continue to live on in my heart. The “Auntieisms” as you may call them. From the moment I was introduced to the family 23 years ago she was always Auntie. In all the years I don’t recall EVER calling her anything other than that. Auntie was who she was and always will be. She had this ability to welcome and make people feel comfortable from the moment she met them. Her warmth and welcoming manner always made you feel at ease, even when she battled her own insecurities.
Auntie was truly one of the most loving and giving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She always gave of herself to family, friends and volunteered in the community for many years. I consider myself blessed to have been able to spend as much time with her as I did through the years. Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, beach vacations and family events were always special with Auntie. I think of her everyday as I see a small plaque she gave me years ago that says “Cherish Days at the Beach.” It’s because of her that I found my happy place on Siesta Key. The saltwater, sand and cool breeze makes me feel at peace and that’s where she will live on in my heart.
All my love Auntie, our Guardian Angel.

Laura Northrup

August 18, 2019

Dear Cliff and family- it was with extreme sadness that we learned of Aida’s passing. She had such a kind heart, so thoughtful of others and always doing something special for them. I have such fond memories of the time we visited from Madison. She was an amazing cook, host and we all had so much fun together!

May God bless you all and give you peace during this very difficult time.

Laura Northrup and family

Brenda Christensen

August 15, 2019

We are so sorry to hear the news, as Aida and I had just connected and were planning on getting together very soon now that we've relocated here to Florida. Sending much love and please know that we are thinking of you.

Diane and Russ Lee

August 14, 2019

Aida, our neighbor and friend, we will both miss you so very much. You always had a smile, an interesting story, a zest for life that was contagious. This world needs more like you, and we are so sad to lose you when you still had so much to give.

Celeste Thompson Hummel

August 13, 2019

Cliff... We love you more than words can express. Know we are here for you now and always. We are and will always be family♥️♥️♥️
Love now and forever!! ♥️🙏🏻♥️

Wrote this on Sunday, the say she left us...
It’s been 3 hours since I was told you left us last night and are now a beautiful soul in heaven. I’ve been numb. It’s now hit me and I don’t know how to accept it. For 20 years you’ve been my best friend, my teacher, a mom to me and a grandma/friend/confirmation sponser to the girls. We will treasure all the Raggedy Ann’s (and how you taught me to make my own!!!) and all the ornaments we got each year, along with all the movies you took on Birthdays, christmas pageants, and all the plays!!! Remember the many nights we spent watching American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance? Also, The many nights we stayed up late playing scrabble and progressive rummy! You tried to teach me Majjong and Eucre... that was too complicated or I was too drunk. Not sure!! Lol 😂 Thanks for having patience to clean up Anneliese’s artwork from my brand new stickley sofa, introducing me to Luvlast, AND helping me clean the Desitin/Vaseline that both Anneliese and Jessica decided to smear all over their bedroom when they were 3!! Took us months!! Will never forget our Paris trip, Napa and Sonoma, being neighbors in NY AND FL as well as all our crocheting, book clubs, wine tastings, restaurants, movies, girls nights, limo rides, Berns, Petron, liquors... so many memories! I will never forget how you pretty much helped me raise the girls for 9 months while I traveled to DC and back every week when my dad was ill. You have done so much, all the way to the end, for me and the family. Your love and friendship never wavered and I hope you know now just how much I loved and will always love you. I was hoping you would be by my side on my wedding day but I know you will be there in spirit among the orchids I will have in my bouquet just you. We ♥️ U! Celeste and hearts 4ever!