65 Christmases …and counting

Mr. Gene Carpenter and Mrs. Juanita Carpenter have resided at Meadowview Health & Rehab for a year. They have been long-time residents of Minden and have attended First Assembly church since 1967. They have a long, blissful marriage for 65 years during which they had 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and a host of great-grands. 

Mr. Carpenter was once a carpenter in Webster parish and reports building over 137 homes and businesses.

When Mrs. Carpenter was asked what she enjoyed about Meadowview, she replied, “Having someone to help take care of my husband” because she is still very independent. Wanda Washington, who is one of the Carpenters’ daughters, said, “ We are comfortable knowing they are getting good care that is needed”.

When asked to share the secret to 65 years of marriage, they sweetly shared some words of wisdom “ Work through it, don’t leave home mad just work through it.”

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