Evelyn Elise Talbot (Rassbach)
(1932 - 2017)

Evelyn Elise Talbot (Rassbach)
Nickname: Lynn

Pennsylvania, United States of America
June 15, 1932

California, United States of America
September 13, 2017

Evelyn Elise Rassbach Talbot
Born June 15, 1932 Deceased September 13, 2017

Beloved sister/mother/aunt/grandmother/great-grandmother Lynn Talbot of Santa Rosa died peacefully on September 13, 2017 following a series of strokes. Born in Philadelphia, PA, as Evelyn Elise Rassbach, first child of Philip Hermann Rassbach and Evelyn Toot Rassbach, Lynn later attended Denison University in Granville, OH, where she met Ralph "Igor" Talbot, to whom she became happily married for 57 years until his passing in November 2010.
Known for her motherly patience and progressive views, Lynn became an ardent practitioner of yoga and student of Buddhism soon after the family moved from Ohio to California in 1967. While raising four boys, she also found time to go back to school for an R.N. degree, and worked as a Kaiser nurse for several years. In 1976-78, Lynn and Ralph spent a year each in Paris and London. After retiring in 1988, they both became big fans of traditional jazz, attending festivals all over the US west coast.
Lynn is survived by her sister Jean Stuart (and brother-in-law Douglas) of Tucson, AZ, six nieces and nephews, and four sons and daughters-in-law: Philip and Susan Talbot of Manchester CT, Bruce and Sophia Talbot of El Cerrito CA, Alan and Melinda Talbot of Sonoma CA, and Jay and Yukiko Talbot of Tokyo Japan, as well as nine grandchildren (Bruce and Sophia's children Colin, Nicole, and Elise, Alan's children Jacquie, Stacey, and Deanna, and Jay and Yukiko's children Jason, Jimmy, and Joe), plus three great-grandchildren (Elise and Stephen's children Calistos and Cosette and Stacey and Tom's daughter Ryan).
The family would like to express their gratitude for the excellent, compassionate care Lynn received while at the Kaiser Rehab Center in Vallejo, at Welcome Home Senior Residence in Concord, and by Ninia and her outstanding Ace Hospice team. Everyone marveled at how Lynn managed to retain her inner strength and even her sense of humor during eight increasingly challenging months following her initial massive stroke in January.
Lynn's sons and their families gathered to scatter her ashes at sea, as she wished, just outside the Golden Gate. They were later joined by some of her many friends to remember and celebrate her inspirational, exemplary life.

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My memories of Aunt Lynn are of a very graceful and intelligent lady who spoke in careful measured tones, I never heard her once raise her voice. She and Uncle Ralph made a great couple and complimented each other beautifully. She loved jazz, enjoyed golf and was proud of her four sons. She had a sort of old school charm and sense of the world, and always had wry observations about current events. It meant a lot to me that she made the effort to see me perform twice, three decades apart! It goes without saying how much she'll be missed by her family and friends, I know I will always think of her with fondness and deep respect. I am very sorry I can't attend her memorial, but will most definitely be there in spirit. Abrazos!
Dan Stuart (nephew)
November 2nd, 2017
Lynn and Ralph have been such real close friends for more than 70 years. As part of the Strangeclub golf group, we enjoyed all the wonderful times together golfing, Friday night get together dinners, New Year,s dinner and a movie, traveling golf adventures to many California and Hawaii resorts. The golf always was suspect, but the outings were so much fun. God bless you, Lynn,. We will miss you. Gene and Nancy
Gene and Nancy Chalmers (Friends)
October 23rd, 2017
I have been thinking a lot about Aunt Lynn and Uncle Ralph these past weeks. I always thought about them as my "cool" Aunt and Uncle, because they went to jazz festivals. This was something my parents would NEVER do!Uncle Ralph taught me how to putt, and Aunt Lynn told me years ago that she thought I was having twins. (She was right!) Aunt Lynn was able to travel to Tucson about five years ago for one of my daughter's wedding. It was so great to see Aunt Lynn with my mom. They had a true sister bond. I am thinking about you all, and I hope that one day we can see each other. You boys had great parents. They will be deeply missed. Much love, Kathy Lohse
Kathy Lohse (niece)
October 18th, 2017
Lynn and I became fast friends through the El Cerrito Gator swim team, and we shared a lot of adventures together. I remember a week on Oahu when she joined me as I worked and she worked on her tan during the day. Then we would go out for jazz in the evening - great fun. We also had some very memorable vacations with our Strangeclub friends. The Trigo house in Santa Barbara was a joint investment that joined our kids together, too. You all felt like family to us, and we send our best wishes to you all.
Gladys Richardson (Neighbor and Friend)
October 18th, 2017
Because we lived in two different parts of the country, I did not have the opportunity to spend as much time with my Aunt as I would have liked to as a child. However, I was blessed that she and Uncle Ralph visited our family in Albuquerque several times and we enjoyed sharing time together. I always admired her zest for life and curious nature.
Liz Hyde (niece)
October 15th, 2017
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