Raymond Carl Seely


Gender: Male


Spouse: Shirley Ann McKenzie

Date of Marriage: July 29, 1961

Marriage Place: Marysville, MI

Bride’s Father Performs Ceremony

The Rev. Russell Harwood McKenzie, vicar of All Saints Episcopal Chapel, Marysville, performed the Nuptial Eucharist which united in marriage his daughter, Miss Shirley Ann McKenzie and Raymond Carl Seely Saturday evening in Grace Episcopal Church.

The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Gilbert Seely, Cypress Street and the late Mr. Seely.

Serving at the candlelight service was Gary Firth, Marysville, nephew and godchild of the bridegroom.

Ensign Gerald Russ McKenzie, USA, escorted his sister to an altar banked with white camellias and roses.  She was attired in a white silk organza gown accented by pearls and iridescents.  Re-embroidered Alencon lace highlighted her gown and edged the hemline of her bouffant skirt which extended into a chapel train.

She wore a lace and pearl tiara to fasten her silk illusion veil and carried a white prayer book and a bouquet of white orchids and stephanotis.

Mrs. D. Bruce Wheeler, Warren, was matron of honor in a re-embroidered violet silk organza sheath styled with an egg-shaped overskirt.  A matching headband and veil and a bouquet of pink roses and pink and orchid carnations completed her attire.

Mrs. Lawrence Butcher, Owosso, and Mrs. John H. Taylor, Dayton, O., were attendants.

Violet organza dresses trimmed in white lace were worn by the flowergirls, Kimberly Susan Gorham, godchild of the bride from Traverse City, and Janet Marie Seely, niece of the bridegroom.  Each carried a miniature bouquet of pink roses and pink and orchid carnations.

Irvin Mullen was best man.  Ushers were Ronald Sieman and William T. Seely, brother of the bridegroom, both of Port Huron; Duane Kreiner, Battle Creek, Gilbert A. Seely, brother of the bridegroom, and Donn Kunz, both of Lansing.

The service was sung by the choir of Grace Episcopal Church.

Mrs. McKenzie appeared in a mauve re-embroidered silk organza sheath and Mrs. Seely chose a silk print dress and jacket.  Both mothers wore matching accessories and white orchid corsages.

The Grace Episcopal Church Parlors provided the setting for the reception.  Mrs. Claude A. Ludwig and Mrs. Frederick E. Ludwig poured.

The bride was wearing a white sheath with a Chanel jacket and a corsage of daisies when the couple left on a wedding trip to Niagara Falls and New York State.

The couple will live at 1018 Thirteenth Street.

Published in The Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan) Sunday July 30, 1961

[Great-great-grandson of SGS # 1948 – Raymond Carl; Gilbert B.; Andrew G.; Gilbert; Hiram (#1948); Daniel (# 609); Hezekiah; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]