Waltar - Dunbar

Miss Evelyn Dunbar, daughter of Mrs. Mary Dunbar of this city became the bride of John Waltar, son of John Waltar of Route 4, in an impressive ceremony at the Westminster Presbyterian church Sunday, Rev. Herbert E. Gordon reading the single ring service at 1 o'clock in the presence of a large number of guests. For her wedding the bride chose a floor length gown of white embroidered organdy, with elbow-length veil of white net held in place by a coronet of orange blossoms. Her semi-colonial bouquet was of gardenias and stephanotis and white lace. Mrs. Marguerite Barringer of Seattle, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor, wearing a blue taffeta gown and carrying fanshaped bouquet of peach gladioli and roses. Frank Waltar of South Bend, performed the offices of best man for his brother, and the ushers were Messrs. John Barringer and Al Reinicke.

The church was prettily decorated for the wedding, with potted palms and baskets of white gladioli at the altar, while clusters of sweepeas tied with bows of tulle were placed at the end of the pews.

Before the cemony, Miss Velna Steelman played wedding music and Marton Dalh sang, "I Love You Truly," accompanied by Miss Steelman, who also played the Lohengrin and Mendelssohn wedding marches.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mrs. Fred Cabe, a sister of the bride, for sixty guests.

The lace covered table was centered with an arrangement of sweetpeas with candelabra holding cream colored tapers. The large wedding cake was cut by the bride.

Later, the couple left on an eastern trip by train and will return with a new car. They will make their home on the Waltar ranch on Route 1, the latter part of July.

Mr. Waltar is a member of a well known family of the Adna section and a graduate of the high school there. His bride, a graduate of the Western College of Education at Bellingham, was a teacher in the Adna schools the past year.

Source: The Advocate, 04 July 1940, page 9. Microfilm available from Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Blvd. S., Olympia, WA. 98512.

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester.