Carolyn P. Tallbacka
Carolyn P. Tallbacka, 95 of Ashtabula died Wednesday (Sept. 4th) at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born October 5, 1923 in Albion, Pennsylvania the daughter of Cecil and Thora (Weigel) Spaulding.
She was a graduate of Harbor High School in 1941. Carolyn proudly served as a local Air Raid Warden during World War II.
She was an active member and served as a Deacon of the Second Congregational United Church of Christ in Ashtabula.
Carolyn enjoyed sewing, embroidery, reading and travel. She was a long time participant in the Ashtabula Recreation golf league. She served as a Girl Scout troop leader, was a member of the Women of the Elks and was active in the Harbor Athletic Boosters for many years. She and Walt enjoyed attending her family's numerous sporting events.
Surviving her is her daughter, Diane (Frank) Maenpa of Ashtabula; her daughter-in-law, Tina Tallbacka of Mayfield Hts.; three grandchildren, Timothy (Emily) Tallbacka of Kingsville, Tonya (Rob) Thomas of Highland Hts. and Dr. Ryan (Lesa) Maenpa of Centerville, Ohio; six great grandchildren, Hannah and Trenton Tallbacka, Madelyn and Jackson Eippert, Lincoln Thomas and Grady Maenpa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 67 years, Walt, in 2011 and her son, David in 2009.
Funeral service will be Saturday (Sep. 14th) at 11:00 am at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeview Cemetery.
Calling hour will be Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ashtabula county APL or the Ashtabula Maritime Museum.
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Published on September 7, 2019


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Joann Greenwood
Sep 09, 2019
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Joann greenwood
Sep 09, 2019
For 30 plus years I have known Carolyn. She was truly a beautiful person. I was blessed to hav had the chance to spend time with her at least once a month for all those years. Words can not express how much I will miss her. She was family to me.
Tommy Bowden
Sep 08, 2019
There will always be a soft spot in my heart for my Antie Carolyn. I enjoyed her company, more than i can express. As a kid, when we were staying at uncle Arnie & Mary’s, i would climb on to Tom’s bike (way too tall for me) and ride over to visit with my Antie Carolyn. She and I would talk, and she always had some excellent home baked treats for me. We were able to talk freely about my thoughts and issues as well as some of her thoughts as well. ( I was young) We were able to talk at length the last time we were together... I am sorry for your (our) loss.

Judy Dowler
Sep 08, 2019
Such a lovely lady . Rest In Peace ❤️
Judy Dowler
Sep 08, 2019
Such a lovely lady . Rest In Peace ❤️
Jim Driscoll
Sep 07, 2019
Walt and Carolyn were such great neighbors . They were like a second set of grandparents to my daughters. People like them come once in a lifetime