Resident Spotlight – Jeannette MacDonald

Resident Spotlight - Jeannette MacDonald

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jeannette MacDonald – Jeannette was born on July 8, 1938 in Glendale, California to Mary Louise and Malcolm MacDonald. She was raised in the town of Eagle Rock, in northeast Los Angeles. Jeannette has one brother, Malcom, who is two years younger than her. When they were children, they loved to run around barefoot in the foothills, “where there were snakes, ticks, and poison oak.” One of Jeannette’s most memorable moments from her childhood was learning to ride a horse. She began taking riding lessons when she was seven and she adored every opportunity she had to ride. She even had her own horse, …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight – Rebecca Young

Resident Spotlight - Rebecca Young

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Rebecca Young – Rebecca was born on May 9, 1919, in Saskatchewan, Canada to Donald and Mary. She came from a big family of three brothers and five sisters. Even though life was hard back then, she still had a happy childhood. Her father had a large farm and he kept the family together despite the hardships. Rebecca lived in Canada for 22 years and worked as a Public Administrator for the Canadian Alaskan Highway. Later, she went to business college to study Accounting and upon graduation, got a job working at a bank. She met her husband, Lyman Young, at a military dance when she was 21 years old. …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight – Dr. Bob Powell

Resident Spotlight - Dr. Bob Powell

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Dr. Bob Powell, DVM – Robert “Bob” Powell was born August 14, 1939 in Grass Valley, California, to Delbert and Alma Powell. He had two older brothers, Bill and Bud. Bob says that he remembers them all being close. He recalls “screwing around in their yard,” where they had their own baseball diamond. When he was a child Bob loved animals; he had dogs, pigeons, and cats. One of his favorite animals was Boots, the Border Collie, who was born one year before him. He gave Bob a sense of safety. “When Boots was around, no one would pick on me… If a kid acted up and Boots was around, Boots would nail th …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight – Kay

Resident Spotlight - Kay

Kay was born on March 2, 1920, in Victoria, British Colombia, and was the only child to George and Teresa Patterson. She learned sign language at an early age because both of her parents were deaf-mute. Kay attended the University of Canada and taught high school after graduating. She wanted to advance her career in teaching and got a scholarship to UC Berkeley where she met her husband, Elton. They fell in love and got married. Kay and Elton traveled a lot in their younger years, especially to Russia. Elton was an exchange student. He studied Russian History because he loved Russian novels. He was hired as an American Exhibition at the Russi …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight – Caroline Casipit

Resident Spotlight – Caroline Casipit

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Caroline Casipit – Caroline Louise Boteilho was born on the island of Maui in Hawaii on December 7, 1937 and moved to Molokai island a year later. She is the second oldest of nine siblings who now live everywhere from Hawaii to Idaho. At the age of 19, Caroline moved to Hayward, California and was married to her husband, Calvin Casipit, for 52 years until his passing in 2012. Caroline and Calvin are parents to three sons, Calvin, Chaton and Clifford. Caroline is also the proud grandmother of five grandchildren and is the happy cat companion of Sofie. The ways to describe Caroline are adventurous, …


by Denee Coleman

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Resident Spotlight- Ashok & Shaila Patwahrdhan

Resident Spotlight- Ashok & Shaila Patwahrdhan

Meet Carlton Senior Living resident spotlight couple- Ashok & Shaila Patwahrdhan. Ashok was born in Nagpur, India on July 21, 1937. He is the oldest of three boys. In October 1972 they moved to California for a new job since his last one had ended in New York. He got married to his wife on May 11,1961 in Bombay, India. They got married only a few weeks after getting to know each other and would not have it any other way. The had a big wedding with friends and family joining to celebrate the big day. They have 2 boys and a girl and appreciate when they spend time together since they are all not close by. They have four granddaughters and o …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight- Sue Bolender

Resident Spotlight- Sue Bolender

Meet Carlton Senior Living resident spotlight- Sue Bolender. Sue was born in 1940 in San Francisco, California to Leslie and Elizabeth Stocker. Her father served in the military and her mother was a bookkeeper and an accountant. In her youth, Sue lived in Marin County as well as Hawaii where her father was stationed during his time in the service. After her father’s service ended, the family returned to Marin County and her parents eventually divorced when she was 8 years old. As a child, she also lived on her grandparent’s 50-acre salt marsh north of Novato with her cousins who were English colonials from China. In eighth grade, she moved to …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight- Ernie Silva

Resident Spotlight- Ernie Silva

Meet Carlton Senior Living Spotlight- Ernest “Ernie” Silva Jr. Ernie was born on September 29, 1930 to parents Ernest Sr. and Eva. He was born in a two-story water-tank house in Hayward, California, on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay. Ernie was one of four children. He had one brother, James, and two sisters, Scharlene and Lorraine, who went by Dolly. He and his siblings were very close. He fondly remembers swimming together in an irrigation pond that his father built. Ernie served in the Air Force for four years during the Korean War, reaching the rank of Buck Sergeant First Class. He completed basic training in San Diego and the M …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight- Alan Coffey

Resident Spotlight- Alan Coffey

Meet Carlton Senior Living Spotlight- Alan Coffey. Alan was born in Washington, D.C. and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He became very knowledgeable about Russian anti-aircraft weaponry and as a result was loaned to the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force as a trainer. Alan likes to joke that he couldn’t teach them anything, but they taught him how to drink scotch whiskey and play darts! As a result of his knowledge of anti-aircraft weapons, Alan served as a consultant to Boeing while living in Wichita, KS. At his wife Bev’s urging, Alan and his family relocated to California where he eventually found work as a police dispatcher …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight- Douglas John Mangili

Resident Spotlight- Douglas John Mangili

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight- Douglas John Mangili. Douglas was born on April 23, 1947 and raised in Stockton, California. He married Teresa on September 14th, 1969, this year will be their 50th anniversary! Doug has two sons named David and Jeff, two granddaughters named Gia and Angie and one grandson named John Carlo. Doug went from a soccer coach to a baseball coach, but his main career in life was in the office furniture business for over 30 years. Aside from traveling to Hawaii, Doug says that his favorite vacations included a cruise to Alaska and a Disney themed Cruise. Hobbies that he has enjoyed over the years include golf and …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight- Dorothy Stewart

Resident Spotlight- Dorothy Stewart

Meet Carlton Senior Living resident spotlight- Dorothy Stewart. Dorothy was born in Corning, CA to John & Jessie Fox in 1932 and has three siblings, Earl, Edyth and Albert. Her family had olive ranches. Dorothy’s father worked for Standard Oil supplying gas to farmers. She used to help her father by checking the levels in the gas tank of the rig. She would climb up the truck’s ladder and then look into the tank and let her father know how much gas was left inside. After graduating high school, in 1950, she moved to Sacramento to attend Sacramento City College for two years while majoring in General Education and Business. In 1957 she marr …


by Jessica Beck

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Resident Spotlight- Sylvia Thomas

Resident Spotlight- Sylvia Thomas

Meet Carlton Senior Living’s resident spotlight- Sylvia Thomas. A second generation American, Sylvia’s parents both immigrated from Prosecco in Northern Italy, the region from which the sparkling wine, AKA “Italian Champagne” is created!  She was born in Akron, Ohio on February 16, 1930 the youngest of four daughters to parents Gelindo and Margaret Ortolano. At the time of Gelindo and Margaret’s immigration economic and political hardships in Italy were motivating factors bringing people to America. Between 1900 and 1915, 3 million Italians immigrated to America, which was the largest nationality of “new immigrants.”  “New Immigration,” refer …


by Jessica Beck

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