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Resident Spotlights | October 3, 2017 | By Jonita Dixon

Resident Spotlight – Howard Jennings

Meet Retired Chief Master Sergeant USAF, Howard Jennings, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident – Howard was born and raised in the great state of Texas. After completing school, he joined the military at age 17 and served the United States Marine Corp for 26 years, 2 months and 8 days before retiring in 1978. Following his retirement from the Marines, he traveled to Saudi Arabia as a Civil Servant and, for five years, worked as an adviser to the Saudi Air Force.

Howard and his wife, Ella, a nurse, have two sons and two daughters. While they were growing up, Howard was proud to have coached his children in basketball, baseball and football. The family also traveled to Germany, Japan and on a cruise to Mexico and the Caribbean, experiences which they all enjoyed. Howard was also an active member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church for many years and performed with the male choir for 21 years.

When asked about his passions, Howard describes his career in the military and his love for sports, naming the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors as his favorite teams. He also fondly recalls marching in the parade every year while he lived in Fairfield. Howard appreciates the social nature of the Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community and loves going to the movies and on lunch outings with his family. He also enjoys reading his bible, prayer time and the communion he receives from his church.

Howard is happy at Carlton and is very proud of his loving and well-accomplished family.

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