Honor Mr. and Mrs. Ed Looper On Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Looper of Centralia celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with an "open house" for about 50 guests on Dec. 19.
Mrs. Frank Ewers, a daughter served the three-tier wedding cake. Another daughter, Mrs. P. J. Pritzen, poured and Miss Elayne Brown served the punch. The gifts were taken care of by Mrs. Harold Looper while Mrs. Archie Schilt passed the guest book. Mrs. Clarence Badger assisted.
Mr. and Mrs. Looper were married Dec. 16, 1903, in Scott county Arkansas and came to Centralia in 1936.
The honored couple have three daughters, Mrs. Ewers of Centralia, Mrs. Pritzen of Longview and Mrs. Chris Nielsen of Portland and two sons, Carl of Burbank, Calif. and Harold of Medford, Ore. They also have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Harold Looper, Mr. and Mrs. Pritzen, Miss Brown of Chehalis and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Twining of Olympia.
Source: The Daily Chronicle, Saturday, 2 Jan 1954. p. 2.
[Editor's notes: Harold Edward Looper, son of Joseph and Frances Caroline Looper, died in Centralia on 9 Feb 1959, age 89, according to the Washington State Death Records. Mary Jane Looper, daughter of Christopher Boyd and Elizabeth Harris, died in Centralia on 30 Apr 1957, age 81. Both are buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Centralia, WA.]
Transcribed by Jenny Tenlen.