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Monroe Pair Honeymoon In Canada A trip to Harrison Hot Springs, British Col- umbia, followed the May 19 marriage of Blanca E. Roman and Arthur L. Verlinde. They are now making their home at 2925 1/2 Cedar Street, Everett. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Roman of Nacional City, California and the foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross DeMonbrun and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Neal of Monroe. He is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Verlinde of Monroe. The couple was married in an afternoon ceremony at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in Monroe with Bishop Bryan officiating. Given in marriage by her foster father, Ross DeMonbrun, the bride wore an empire-styled gown she had made of white crepe with rose lace. Her long train, which she also made, had a spanish head piece with rose lace edging. She carried an old fashioned bouquet of white daisies with yellow roses. The bride was attended by Freida VanEss as maid of honor with Darlene DeMonbrun, Diana Blomster and Chris Jones as brldesmaides. Michael Marlow was flower girl and Kaart Marlow carried the rings. John Lake of Seattle was best man with Jack Turner, Jeff Mulvaney and Ron Wagner as Evening Ceremony MR. AND MRS. RODNEY G. I_ESTER Un/tes Newlyweds Monroe Couple Wed In May Ceremony Given in marriage by her uncle, Ivan Sul- livan, Karen Jean McCoy, daughter of Mrs. Bonnie McCoy of Monroe became the bride of Rodney G. Lester son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lester of Monroe on May 25 in an evening ceremony at the Congregational Church in Monroe. Reverend George Kopper officiated. The bride's only jewelry was a locket, given to her by her husband, which she wore with her traditional gown of white tulle, with a long train, long sleeves and an unusual pinafore apron front panel of chantUly lace. She had a shoulder length veil which was held in place by a beautlful Man- ttlla, Crown and she carried a cascade bouquet of white mums and blue roses. Her sister, Sue Davis, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Sue Utterback, Jackte Jarman, Debbte Longacre and Barbara Keck. Angela Davis was flower girl. Eachwore a pale blue floor length empire-styled gown trimmed with white lace at the neck and bottom and teal blue sashes. They wore white lace brimmed hats and carried cascade bouquets of blue and white roses and mums with Angela carrying a basket of blue and white petals. Attending the groom as best man was Mark Olson with Reubtn Wimpart, John Olson and Ed Utterback ushering. For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. McCoy wore a blue and white dress with a white carnation corsage. The mother of the groom wore a pale blue, soft pleated floor length gown and also wore a corsage of white carnations. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Monroe I.O.O.F. Hall where the center- piece of the main table, chosen by the grooms family, was of blue and white stock and mums with white tapered candles. The three-tterd cake, made for the couple by Dixie Watson, was decorated with doves and bells in blue, and white lace bells and was cut by the randmother of the groom, Mrs. Harold Sund. an Webster and Robert Olsen helped serve the guests with the bridesmaids helping with the gifts and guest book. The new Mrs. Lester is a student at Mon- roe High School. He is a 1972 graduate of Monroe High School and is employed in Ev- erett. The couple plans to make their home in Mon- roe. Baskets of gladiolas, mums and carnations in yellow, lilac and white decorated the Monroe Community Chapel for the June 9 double ring ceremony uniting Shirley Both and Ellis H. Hagen Sr. Pastor Riley Rinks officiated. The new Mrs. Hagen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Both of Monroe. Her husband is the son of Mr. Alfred Hagen of Benson, Minnesota and Mrs. Edith Youst of Snohom- ish. Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a floor length white dress with a square lace neck, lace trimmed bell sleeves and a back bow. She wore a short veil and carried a bouquet of red roses and white carnations. Anita Both of Snohomish, was maid of honor for her sister and Kathy Burch of Monroe and The United Methodist Church. The five-day meet- ing was held on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane. MR. AND MRS. EI,I,IS H. HAGEN, SR. Jan Olson of Seattle were bridesmaids. The at- tendents wore floor length granny dresses of Gospel Singer white lilac floral print cotton, carrytngabouquet of mums, carnations and daisies. The bride's mother chose a pink and white At Faith Center polyester dress with matching pink coat for the , evening cereInony. The groom's mother wore a blue-green polyester dress. Both women had Reverend BUlSmith, Noted gospel singer orchid corsages. pastor of Monroe Vern Reeves will be Missy Rosstter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U n t t e d Methodist t[uest soloist at Faith William Rosstter, acted as flower girl. Ellis Church for the past Center Assembly of H. Hagen, Jr. son of the groom was ring bear- four years, has been God, 128 North' transferred to Green Blakely, Monroe on er. The groom's brother, Alfred Hagen, served Lake United Methodist June 24 beginning at as best man. NeU Bresheare and Ken Naff Church, Seattle. 7 p.m Pastor RoY were ushers and all three wore white tuxedos The new pastor will Anderson said. be the Reverend Ken- and lilac carnations. Reeves was former- Following the ceremony a reception was held willneth Countryman,arrive laterWh° knownlY with the "Marinersnatt°nally at St. Mary's Educational Center. this month fromWalla Mrs. Henry Davis and Mrs. John Both, the Walla, where he was Quartet": but pre- bride's aunts from Tacoma, served the cake senuy travels ex- and Mrs. Claudia McLatn of Snohomish poured associate pastor of clusively as a sing- the punch. Coffee and tea were served by Mrs. the Pioneer Church. ingevangeltst. Dale Bartelheimer, Snohomtsh, the groom's The announcement Pastor Anderson in- sister, and Mrs. Eheinhart Kelln, ChtIlawack, was made June 10 by vtted the public to B.C., the bride's aunt. Dianna Smith of Mon- Bishop Wilbur W.Y. attend the free per- roe was in charge of the guest book. Choy at the closing formance. session of the 100th The new Mrs. Hagen is a 1969 graduate of Pacific Northwest An- Monroe High School She attended Seattle nual Conference of Pacific College and is currently employed at * * * Scott Paper Company in Everett. The groom graduated from Snohomish High Washington has a School in 1966 and is employed by Roesler total tidewater line of Timber Company of Startup. some 28,446 miles. The couple will make their home at Lake Stevens. June 21, 1973, Monitor, Monroe, WA. Page Three Card Of Thanks / MR. AND MRS. ARTHUR I_. VERI. INDE We ish to thank our kind friends and neighbors for their sympathy and beautiful floral offerings dur- ing the illness and death of our brother. Alice Louden Sylvia Bagley 23-1tp CARPET CLEANING The Most Efficient Carpet Cleaning Method Developed Local References Available Steamco Eastside 885-6800 (Call Collect Special ;29.95 Any Size Living Room Pictures will be taken Wednesday, June 11:30 To 5:30 ushers. The bride's foster mothers each wore a double white carnation corsage. Delores DeMonbrun wore a long blue polyester gown and Bessie Neal wore a street length pink crepe dress. The mother of the groom wore a street length blue lace dress with an orchid corsage. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the multi-purpose room of the church where a double tier wedding cake decorated with pink, yellow and blue roses was cut by Mary Wagner. Sylvia VanEss was in charge of serving the cake with Kathy Pearson and Judy Droulard pouring. A buffet dinner was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Ross DeMonbrun following the reception for the many out of town relatives and guests. The bride is a 1971 graduate of Monroe High School and has completed her licensed practical nurse training at Everett Community College and is employed at Everett General Hospital. The bridegroom is a 1968 graduate of Monroe High School and is employed with the county at the Evergreen State Fair. 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