BioM: Elmendorf, Doreen (1957)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Elmendorf, Sexton, McAfee, Gore, Woods, Tilton, Coan, Whalen, Howard, Patrick, Burtard, Mitchell 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 27, 1957 

Elmendorf, Doreen (Marriage - 15 June 1957) 

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 there. 

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 groom. 

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 yellow daisies. 

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 Elmendorf. 

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 Seattle.   

Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Burtard, aunt and uncle of he bride from Gilman, Wis., were among those attending the wedding. 



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