Salkum Community Church Scene of November Wedding

Baskets of lavender and white chrysanthemums and candelabra were used at the altar and white bows with ivy were used to mark the pews of the Salkum Community church for the wedding Nov. 10 of Miss Sharon Ilene McClanahan, Silver Creek, and Glenn Harvey Keenan, Mossyrock.

The Rev. John Oxley performed the ceremony for the daughter of Mrs. James Looney, Silver Creek, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keenan, Mossyrock. Nuptial music was by Miss Ann E. McKinley, Salkum.

The bride, given in marriage by her step-father wore a gown of bridal satin and lace with long pointed sleeves and a full plaited skirt with small train. Her finger tip nylon veil was attached to a tiara of rhinestones. She also wore a heart shape necklace of rhinestones. The bridal bouquet was of white chrysanthemums and ivy.

Miss Beverly Randel, Silver Creek, was the maid of honor. Her dress was lavender with shoes to match. She carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums.

Bob Clowe, Mossyrock, was best man. Wayne Keenan, Kelso and Martin Towner, Kent, were the ushers.

Following the wedding a reception was given in the basement of the church. Miss Gladys Baker cut the cake, Miss Marietta Baker and Miss Violett Mills poured. Miss Louella Keenan and Miss Marjorie McKinley were in charge of the gifts. Miss Dorothy Hoyt and Miss Nancy Mills were in charge of the guest book.

For a wedding trip on the Olympia Peninsula Mrs. Keenan donned a magenta suit with white accessories and the corsage from her bridal bouquet.

Mr. and Mrs. Keenan will make their home on Logan Hill. They are both graduates of Mossyrock high school and he is employed at Eddins Auto Company in Centralia.

Out-of-town wedding guests were from Oregon, California, Kent, Tacoma, Kelso, Riffe, Mossyrock and Onalaska.

Source: The Daily Chronicle, 3 December 1962, page 5. Microfilm available at Centralia Timberland Library, 110 South Silver, Centralia, WA. 98531

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester.