Carolyn M. (Smith) Orning

April 17, 1940 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 81)

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Carolyn M. Orning, 81 

Canfield - Carolyn M. Orning, 81, formerly of Canfield,  passed away Friday morning, October 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Carolyn was born April 17, 1940 in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Matthew Smith and Florence (King) Smith.

In 1958, she graduated from Scott Township High School in PA and moved to the Youngstown area. 

Carolyn worked on the assembly line at Packard Electric in Warren for 30 years, retiring in 1998. 

One of her many hobbies Carolyn enjoyed was taking pictures and she was a member of the Youngstown Photography Club. Carolyn also enjoyed bicycling and was a member of the Outspokin Wheelmen Club, traveling to various states, including Colorado, Pennsylvania & West Virginia for group rides. Her passion was horses and she had her beloved Arabian, Raffy, for 28 years, competing in many horse shows in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. She was a member of the Penn Ohio Horseman's Association. She was an avid animal lover and raised many different pets in her home.  Once retired, Carolyn volunteered at Second Chance Animal Rescue in Youngstown and loved to travel with her family, visiting Arizona, Pennsylvania, California and taking several long trips to Montana for weeks long guided trail rides.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and sister and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, Amber, Karson, and Antoinette. 

Carolyn is survived by two daughters, Marvel L. Orning of Struthers, and Dawn G. Orning of Canfield; three grandchildren, Amber L. Orning of Canfield, Karson R. (Lexi) Kern of Delaware, OH, and Antoinette M. Pesa of Warren; and a cousin, Patsy Kregel of Pinconning, MI. 

Besides her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Smith; and a sister and brother-in-law, Marvel and Paul Figura. 

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m. at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street in Struthers. There will be a memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Randi Pappa officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the New Lease on Life animal shelter, 2773 E. Midlothian Blvd. Struthers, OH 44471 in memory of Carolyn. 

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October 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Davidson-Becker Funeral Home
11 Spring Street
Struthers, OH 44471

Memorial Service
October 5, 2021

6:00 PM
Davidson-Becker Funeral Home
11 Spring Street
Struthers, OH 44471


New Lease on Life Animal Shelter
2773 E. Midlothian Blvd., Struthers, OH 44471

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