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Resident Spotlight – Bud Schmidt
Carlton Senior Living Blog | March 22, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bud Schmidt

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bud Schmidt – Bud is originally from Missouri and served in the Navy on the USS Rogers as a Petty Officer during the Korean War. While onboard, Bud was involved in saving the life of a pilot whose plane went down in the ocean. Bud and his fellow crew members pulled the pilot to safety with a grappling hook. Bud has an Associate in Engineering degree from USC as well as an industry honorary engineering degree. He began working for Lockheed in Van Nuys, California after his service with the Navy was over. Bud then transferred to Lockheed in Sunnyvale in 1963. Bud and his wife Shirley were married f …

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“Lucy Hanson Remembers…” by Resident, Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | March 6, 2020

"Lucy Hanson Remembers..." by Resident, Harriett Burt

This article detailing a specific time period in the life of Lucy Hanson, a resident of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill was written by fellow resident and Martinez News-Gazette writer, Harriett Burt. At one point in her life, an Arab fortune teller in French Algeria told teenage Lucienne ‘Lucy’ Hanson, “I see you in uniform. I see water very, very far away….” No matter how skeptical one might be about fortune tellers, this turned out to be a true vision. Lucy wore a U.S. Army uniform from 1945 until 1947 when she crossed the Atlantic as the bride of an American army officer with a baby on the way. Born in Aix-les-Baines, France in 1925, L …

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Resident Spotlight – Jim Enright
Carlton Senior Living Blog | March 1, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Jim Enright

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, James “Jim” Enright – Jim was born May 1, 1945 in Somerville, Massachusetts. His parents, Nora and John, were from County Kerry, Ireland. Jim has two siblings, Maryann (now Sister Maryann, since she became a Roman Catholic nun) and his late brother John. Sister Maryann and Jim are still very close and talk often. Jim’s favorite childhood memories revolve around another kid named Billy Connors. Jim always relished the moment to beat him up or get beat up by him. He stated that they were “always equally matched and no one else could fight us. I guess we did not agree on much.” Really, they were goo …

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Resident Spotlight – Jacque Andrews
Carlton Senior Living | February 24, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Jacque Andrews

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jacque Andrews — Jacque was born on October 22, 1931, in Topeka, Kansas to parents Ralph and Ann Pantier and was the second of two daughters. Jacque’s older sister, Barbara, was more beautiful and social and she felt like she grew up in her older sister’s shadow. After junior high, the Pantier family moved to Manhattan, Kansas and Jacque graduated from high school there in 1949. Jacque went on to attend Kansas State University where a stroke of fate and an error in her class schedule would lead to meeting her future husband. During her junior year of college, Jacque had intended to become a home …

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Resident Spotlight – Peggy De La Cruz
Carlton Senior Living | February 16, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Peggy De La Cruz

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Peggy Del La Cruz – Peggy was born in Carnegie, Nebraska. She was the second to last child of 12 children. Peggy and her late husband, Faustino, were married in Reno, Nevada on New Year’s in 1950 which also happened to be her groom’s only day off. Together they shared four children, 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Peggy and Faustino were married for almost 70 years prior to his passing in 2019. Peggy worked at Joann Fabrics for 10 years. Some words of wisdom are, “go to church and never lie.” Some words to describe Peggy are friendly, happy, and loving. One thing that Peggy is looki …

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Resident Spotlight – Paul Camerer & Judi Cain
Carlton Senior Living | February 9, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Paul Camerer & Judi Cain

Meet Paul Camerer and Judi Cain, Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight residents – Paul and Judi Cain have been together for four years and they met at Carlton Senior Living Sacramento. Judi is a Sacramento native and worked at the California Department of Motor Vehicles for over thirty years. She raised two children and two stepchildren with her husband, Larry. Paul was born in Illinois but traveled often with his family growing up. He was in the United States Air Force for 25 years and came to California in 1962. Paul was a high school teacher in the Sacramento and Folsom area for about 15 years where he taught physical science and auto mechani …

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Resident Spotlight – Sharon Ross
Carlton Senior Living | January 27, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Sharon Ross

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Sharon Ross – Sharon Ruth Hill Ross was born on May 28, 1941, in Ironwood, Michigan to parents Ruth and Bernard Hill. Bernard, her father, was very smart and climbed up the ladder in his career. He eventually oversaw the maintenance department at a steel mill. She has one younger brother, Bernard Jr. They still talk on the phone often and he is eager to drive out to visit her here at Carlton Senior Living Davis. As a child, Sharon moved around quite a lot for her father’s work. She was finally able to attend the same school from seventh grade all the way to twelfth grade. This gave her a chance t …

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Resident Spotlight – Bill Edwards
Carlton Senior Living | January 19, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bill Edwards

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bill Edwards – Bill was born William Claude Edwards in the village of Pendeen, County of Cornwall England to parents, Margaret and Leslie. He lived in England until the 7th grade. Bill and his family traveled to the United States on the RMS Queen Elizabeth and disembarked in New York. The family then boarded a train in New York and traveled to Roseville. They settled in Grass Valley, California. Bill’s father was a tin miner in England and the family moved to Northern California so his father could mine gold in America. His father worked at the Empire Star Mine, one of California’s oldest, deepes …

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Resident Spotlight – Pam Wingo
Carlton Senior Living Blog | January 12, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Pam Wingo

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Pamela “Pam” Wingo – Pam was born on March 19, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Pearl and Benjamin Marton. She has five siblings: Katherine, Barbara, twins David and Donald, and Gary. All of Pam’s siblings hope to have a reunion soon. Some of Pam’s favorite childhood memories are of playing with her brothers and sisters. All of them are close in age and they enjoyed playing hopscotch, dominoes, jump rope and baseball together in the backyard. She also recalls their family getting their first television—big, bulky, and black and white—and to her, this was a big deal. Pam loved school and was “ …

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Resident Spotlight – Bob Vallon
Carlton Senior Living | January 5, 2020

Resident Spotlight - Bob Vallon

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bob Vallon – Bob is 72 years old and was born in San Gabriel, California in 1947. He has one sister and two brothers. Bob also has two children, a daughter named Kimberly and a son named David. Bob received his master’s degree in law and once worked as a labor attorney in San Francisco. Throughout his life, he has traveled to many countries and has been on over forty cruises. During his travels, he much enjoyed his time abroad in Israel and France, During college, Bob played football for St. Mary’s College Gaels and his favorite sports are football and softball. He also enjoys listening to Rock ‘ …

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Resident Spotlight – Marge Daddow
Carlton Senior Living | December 15, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Marge Daddow

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Margery Daddow – Marge was born September 14, 1938 in Southern California to Alice and William (Bill) Spangler. When she was little her family moved to Nicolaus, California. They made the move because her father’s brothers were both in the service and her grandfather needed help with his farm. After the war, her uncles joined them in Nicolaus and they created their own business, the Spangler Brothers Inc., which is still up and running. Most of Marge’s life was spent on a farm or in farming territory. She has three siblings, James (Jim), her late sister Peggy, and late brother Gary. Marge’s favor …

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Resident Spotlight – Martha “Chickie” Falcone
Carlton Senior Living San Jose | December 8, 2019

Resident Spotlight - Martha "Chickie" Falcone

Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Martha “Chickie” Falcone – Chickie was born in a little town in Imperial County called Brawley, California. She got her nickname when she was born; her mother told her that she was covered in a light fuzz like a baby chick. Chickie worked for IBM in a clerical position, and as a bookkeeper for the plumbing company her father-in-law started. Her husband, Dave, later took over the company. Dave and Chickie were married for 55 years and had one child together, Jim as well as two other children from Chickie’s previous marriage, Dave and Corinne. Chickie also has eight grandchildren and six great-gran …

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