Iris & Ivan: Celebrating 59 Years of Marriage This Spring
Carlton Senior Living Blog | February 21, 2021

Iris & Ivan: Celebrating 59 Years of Marriage This Spring

Ivan and Iris Seppala celebrated their 58th anniversary last May. The same month they moved from their Clayton home of 47 years to Carlton Pleasant Hill-Martinez. The couple had met in the early 1950s at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Rosburg, Washington. Ivan admits he wasn’t too impressed at the time with the slight Canadian girl. But two years later, when she came to a church gathering in Seattle, he saw Iris much differently. “She asked how us folks were doing,” he recalls. “Seriously, she cared about people.” Iris replied with the practicality her upbringing had instilled in her. “I was in nursing school. I wasn’t looking for a man.” H …

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John & Charlotte: Celebrating 70 Years of Love
Resident Spotlights | February 14, 2021

John & Charlotte: Celebrating 70 Years of Love

Charlotte was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in both Nebraska and Minnesota until she moved to San Jose, California in the fifth grade. One of her favorite childhood memories is being a Campfire Girl in Big Basin. She has been married to her husband John since August 1951. This year with be their 70th wedding anniversary! Together they have two children and two grandchildren. Charlotte’s previous occupation was a teacher. She started teaching second and third graders but soon got moved to teaching twelfth-grade math. Charlotte used to play both the piano and violin. She enjoys the group activities at Carlton Fremont. Her husband John wou …

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Resident Spotlight – Geoffrey Harmer
Carlton Senior Living | February 8, 2021

Resident Spotlight - Geoffrey Harmer

Geoffrey Harmer was born April 17, 1936 in Greenville, a small community in Plumas County, in northeastern California. Geoff’s parents, Millie and Ralph, were high school teachers. His father taught music and was a public school administrator. He is an only child. Geoff was a Boy Scout and eventually achieved the rank of Eagle Scout; becoming an Eagle Scout is his favorite childhood memory. After their time in Greenville, Geoff’s family moved to the small town of Quincy, where he attended high school. After graduating, he studied industrial engineering at Stanford University. With his degree, he became an assembly engineer and worked at vario …

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