Meet Carlton Senior Living‘s spotlight resident, Norma Mangels – Norma was born in Oakland, California in 1931 to the Hoeger family. In 1935, her family moved from the Bay Area to Sacramento in search of work. Norma was raised with her two sisters and a brother. As a child, she learned to play the violin but certainly wasn’t good enough to play at Carnegie Hall. When she was a girl, she also liked to play baseball.
Norma prides herself on being a hard worker and really liked working throughout her life. She had several jobs working for insurance business and was employed by the State Board of Equalization and as well as Workman’s Comp.
Norma met her husband, Warren Mangels, and they were married for 43 years until he passed away at the age of 90. Norma said that her husband had the best sense of humor and that he could really make her laugh. The couple has two daughters, Sheryl Ann and Lynn Marie, and has been blessed with 3 lovely grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Norma says that she and her husband were not very fond of traveling but really enjoyed visiting Hawaii on their honeymoon. Rather than traveling to faraway places, instead she and Warren would visit his grandfather in San Francisco who had a wonderful three story Victorian home. The home was 110 years old and was absolutely beautiful having 21 rooms which they loved exploring.
Norma describes herself as being a happy and easy-going people-person. She feels it is important to treat people as you would want to be treated. Norma advises new residents to not to be afraid and to, “get out and meet new people.” Norma loves living at Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove because it is so clean, convenient and she never has to cook or do yard work.
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