BioM: Elmendorf, Doreen (1957)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Elmendorf, Sexton, McAfee,
Gore, Woods, Tilton, Coan, Whalen, Howard, Patrick, Burtard,
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 27, 1957
Elmendorf, Doreen (Marriage - 15 June
At 9:30 on June 15th, St.
Alphonsus Church in Seattle, Wash., was the scene of the wedding of
Doreen Elmendorf and Donald Sexton. Fr. John Mitchell performed the
ceremony. Doreen was born in Neillsville and lived there
until she was five years old at which time she moved to Seattle
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Elmendorf. She has
visited in Neillsville frequently and has many friends
The bride, given in marriage by her
father, was dressedin a floor length gown of white taffeta with a
lace bodice. Her veil was finger-tip length and she wore a
tiara of seed pearls. She carried a prayer book covered with
a large white orchid tied with bows and streamers to which
stephanotis were attached. The prayer book was a gift of the
Her attendants were Patty MacAfee and
Lois Gore, who wore pale lavender dresses with picture hats and
carried yellow carnations. The little flower girl, Connie
Tilton, was dressed in a yellow nylon dress and carried a basket of
The groom’s attendants were Bob
Woods and Bob Coan.
Mrs. Betty Whalen, a friend of the bride
was the vocalist.
The bride’s mother wore a rose lace
suit with white accessories. The groom’s mother wore a beige
figured ensemble with beige accessories. The altar boys were
Gary Sexton, brother of the groom and Craigen Howard.
The reception which was held in the
church parlors was attended by 135 people. Pouring at the
reception was Mrs. Robert Patrick, sister of the bride, and cutting
the wedding cake was the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Bernard
Mrs. Sexton is employed by an insurance
firm in Seattle and Mr. Sexton is a member of a surgical supply
firm. After a wedding trip to California they will be at home in
Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Burtard, aunt and uncle of he bride from Gilman, Wis., were among those attending the wedding.
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