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Carlton R. Appleby


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Carlton R. Appleby Obituary

February 7, 1923 - December 14, 2015 Carlton Appleby died in his home in Dana Point at the age of 92 after a brief illness. His wife, Eileen and granddaughter, Mareesa were by his side. Born to the newspaper family of Frank and Jerene Appleby in Iowa, they moved to Ontario, CA after purchasing the Daily Report in 1930. He and his brother Andrew attended Webb School for Boys. Carl graduated valedictorian in 1941. After serving in the Marines in World War II he graduated from UCLA where he had met Eileen Daggett of Santa Monica. They were married in 1947. In 1951, Appleby went to Korea as a Platoon Leader with the 1st, 7th Marines. On returning he joined the family business at the Ontario Daily Report and worked his way up to editor. In 1965 he became publisher of the Escondido Times Advocate. That paper was sold to the Chicago Tribune Company in 1977 at which time Appleby retired. During his retirement he explored the Northwest Territory, Yukon and Alaska with friends in kayaks on the rivers and lakes. They travelled for thousands of miles from Fort McMurray to Fort Yukon, Alaska. Other travels took the couple to Africa, South America and Europe on adventurous expeditions. Appleby was an amateur magician and founding member of the The Magic Castle in Hollywood. He was also a skilled racquet ball player, becoming a top contender in the 70 and older group, nationally. Carlton and Eileen have been generous philanthropists whose beneficiaries include The Webb Schools, Pepperdine University, USD, CSU, San Marcos, YMCA and The Boys and Girls Club, The California Center for the Arts, Escondido and The Lux Art Institute. Appleby is survived by his wife, Eileen, son Jeffrey Appleby of Escondido, daughters Catherine Verdusco of San Pedro and Jacqueline Frank, of Sheridan, Wyoming, seven grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Escondido.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, 2016
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