Senior Highlights: Al and Alma Workman, Mansfield Primrose

By | March 29, 2015
Senior Living

Al and Alma Workman

Mansfield, OH, Retirement Communities

Al and Alma met at church on a Sunday night in 1950. They dated for two years and were married on August 5, 1952.

Al enlisted in the United States Air Force in January, 1951 and was stationed at the Panama Canal Zone. He came home on leave in July, 1952, and married Alma – who then joined him in Panama in September of 1952. The lived there until Al was discharged in 1955.

Al worked for the Norfolk & Western Railroad at night and attended Marshall University during the day. Upon his graduation in 1958, he was hired by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he served as a retail store manager in various locations, and was later promoted to regional credit manager serving out of New Brunswick, NJ. He later transferred to Brook Park, OH and then to the home office in Akron, OH. He retired in 1991 after 33 years with Goodyear.

During this time, Alma was a homemaker and raised 3 beautiful children (2 girls and 1 boy).

Al is an avid golfer, and Alma loves the art of quilting. She has made about 27 quilts and wall hangings over the years, all of which are hand sewn. After retirement they moved from North Canton, OH to Tennessee and lived there for 19 years in a beautiful place called Tellico Village. Al started a golf group called “The Workman Group” which still exists today. They were also charter members of the First Baptist Church of Tellico Village which started in 1995.

Alma developed Parkinson’s disease in 2003 which somewhat restricted her activities. As her disease progressed, they decided to move back to Ohio to be near their 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. They have 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. They moved to Primrose in November, 2013, and are enjoying life and meeting new friends.

by Angela Gardner
Life Enrichment Coordinator

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