Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Margie Garciduenas – Margie is of Mexican/American descent and was born in San Jose, California on June 10, 1954. Margie was raised in Union City and, after high school, she had odd jobs; one was at National Semiconductor in Santa Clara. She did the final testing of the diodes (capacitors).
In 1974, Margie joined the US Navy hoping to learn more about electronics and was trained as a radioman using transmitters to relay communication to the fleet. She served in the Navy for 17 years and was then placed on Temporary Disability Retirement for five years.
While on temporary retired leave, Margie went back to school using her GI bill and obtained her Master’s Degree in Science of Speech and Language. Shortly after that, she worked at the New Haven Unified School District as a bilingual speech therapist.
Margie’s favorite activities here at Carlton Senior Living Fremont are attending the outings, participating in craft projects, and attending Happy Hours. She chose Carlton because of the convenient location which is near shopping and because was able to bring her precious pug, Chloe, with her.
This wonderful lady is intelligent, resilient, resourceful, nerdy, and a dog lover with a warm spirit. She would like her Carlton family to know that, “I do not mean to be a snob. It is just communication is difficult even when hands are free. And if I haven’t had my morning coffee I’m the pits.” She leaves us with her words of wisdom, “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” This is Margie’s daily motto.
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