Keizer’s first doctor turns 100

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dr. Vernon Casterline suspected he might make it to 100 years old. “I had a second cousin who lived to 100 and two aunts who lived a little longer,” Casterline said. “I thought maybe I would, but it wasn’t something I was shooting for. Now, I’m getting cold feet.” He attributes crossing the threshold to “moderation in all things,” but he suggests getting started pre-birth. “Pick good ancestors,” he quipped. Casterline will celebrate the centennial of his birth with friends and family at Avamere Court on Thursday, April 13, but those who...

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