Carolyn “Kelly” Dean Dillenbeck Talbot, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and aunt, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 95 years of age. She was born on June 5, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah; the youngest of the 4 daughters of Marion Arthur and Lillian Fawntella “Fawn” Cahoon Dillenbeck. She was raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Venice High School in 1945. After graduation, her family moved to Hinckley, Utah where she lived all but the most recent 2½ years, when she resided at the Millard County Care and Rehab Center in Delta. She married Harold Dean Talbot on June 16, 1946 in Hinckley. They were sealed in the Manti Temple exactly 30 years later on June 16, 1976.
Kelly worked at Topaz Relocation Center after World War II, where she was the bookkeeper in charge of selling all that remained at the camp. In 1960, she worked alongside her husband in the opening of their grocery store “Marion & Deans”. She worked there until the store closed in 1972. She then went on to work for several Doctors and Dentists in the Delta area including Dr. Lyman, Dr. Henrie, Dr. Cox, and Dr. Stucki. She also worked as a secretary for the local auction for many years. She served several position as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Relief Society president, Primary teacher, Young Women’s leader and many others. She mostly loved working with the youth. She loved to sing and had a beautiful soprano voice. She enjoyed dancing, camping, fishing, painting, crocheting, hunting and going to the horse races. Kelly and Dean raised cattle that they kept on the Swayze mountains where they spent a great amount of time with each other and their family. She was a member of the Hinckley Rook Club and belonged to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers for 25 years. She as awarded a plaque for those 25 years just prior to her death.
She loved to play with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and even a few great-great grandchildren. She loved playing cards with them, letting them play dress up in her jewelry, scarves, shoes and clothing. She would sing songs, and make up stories, some of them being scary on the many sleepovers at her house. She was known affectionately as ‘Grandma Dean’. For her 80th birthday, she went skydiving accompanied by some of her grandchildren with many family members waiting below.
Kelly was an elegant lady. She was humble, classy, beautiful and loved by all the people who came to know her. She was always dressed up and looking her best no matter what the occasion.
Kelly is survived by her daughter: Deon (Eldon) Ekins; and sons: Kenneth Dean (Teresa) Talbot; Craig Lyle (Barbara) Talbot; Mark Dee (Dixie) Talbot; 18 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband: Dean; son: Marion George Talbot; sisters: Nina Anderson, Ruth Meinburg and Reva Dillenbeck; a great granddaughter and many other friends and family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 6, at 11:00am in the Hinckley LDS Chapel, 188 N Main St. A Viewing will be held, 9:30-10:40am, prior to the service. Friends unable to attend are invited to view the recorded video of the Service. Burial in the Hinckley Cemetery.