Katherine Marie Tuttle was born on February 19, 1937 in Texarkana, Arkansas. She is the oldest of six children. Her father was a sharecropper and they lived on a farm. In February 1947, her family moved to California.
Katherine met Bill at church in California, and they got married on August 14, 1954 in Reno, Nevada. The Tuttles had two daughters, Gwen and Jeanne. Jeanne, unfortunately, passed away from ALS in 2012. They also have 4 grandchildren and 4 ½ great-grandchildren (one is on the way.)
Katherine worked for the State of California under the Department of Developmental Services for 28 years. Katherine’s hobbies are reading, coloring, and doing the craft activities at Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove. A surprising fact about Katherine is that once loved dancing and that she and Bill were ballroom dancers.
Out of all of Katherine’s traveling destinations, her favorite is London, England. Katherine says that London was beautiful, there was a lot to see, and the people were nice.
Three words to describe Katherine are happy, friendly and loving. Some advice she has for new residents moving into a senior community would be to “join all the activities, be yourself, and enjoy all of us (neighbors).” Katherine’s favorite things about living at Carlton Elk Grove are the staff and the residents. Katherine and Bill feel that Carlton meets all their needs and they haven’t met anyone who wasn’t outstanding.
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