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Harold B. Seely


Gender: Male


Spouse: Joan Helen DuRette

Date of Marriage: June 2, 1961

Marriage Place: Aurora, OR

Miss Joan DuRette A Bride

AURORA – Miss Joan Helen DuRette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. DuRette of Aurora, became the bride of Harold B. Seely, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Seely on Friday evening, June 2.

Rev. Dayton Loomis, pastor of the Canby Methodist Church performed the ceremony in Christ Lutheran Church in Aurora.

The bride wore a gown of white silk organza with sequin and lace trim, fashioned with short train. A rhinestone tiara held her French illusion, fingertip veil and she carried a nosegay of pink rosebuds and multi-colored sweet peas centered with a white orchid.

Matron of honor was Mrs. Don Clark of Tulelake, California, twin sister of the bride who wore azalea pink. Miss Jean DuRette, University of Oregon sophomore, was maid of honor for her sister and wore blue. The bridesmaids were Miss Beverly Parrish in yellow, Mrs. Robert Thiel (Connie Brachmann) in lavender, and Miss Patty Seely, the bridegroom’s sister, in green. They wore identically styled frocks with matching picture hats. Each carried a white flower basket, trimmed with rainbow ribbon and filled with garden flowers.

Miss Janice DuRette of St. Paul, double cousin of the bride, was flower girl. The bride’s nephew, Gary Clark of Tulelake, was ring bearer.

Best man was Gordon Wanner and ushers were Charles and Truman Elmore of Applegate, Lloyd Clark and Mike Seely, brother of the bridegroom. The candlelighters were Marie and Carolyn DuRette of St. Paul, also double cousins of the bride.

A reception was held in the social rooms of the church. Mrs. Frank Saalfeld of Gervais and Mrs. Dean Booster of Corvallis were at the serving table. Both are aunts of the bride. Mrs. Melvin DuRette of St. Paul and Miss Marguerite DuRette of Portland and Mrs. Eldon Pugh of Mission Bottom poured.

The bride recently completed two years of voice study in Portland with Mrs. Fred L. Olson and sang the last two summers in light opera with the New Savoy Company in that city, in addition to doing secretarial work the past two years.

The groom is a graduate of Oregon State University with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture.

The young couple will make their home in Kansas City, Missouri, where Mr. Seely will assume his duties as managing editor of the Polled Hereford World, a monthly magazine for cattle breeders.

Published in The Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon), Friday June 16, 1961

[Great Great Great Grandson of SGS # 3052 – Harold Lamar; Burt Garfield; Stephen Bishop; Lucius Alexander; Bishop (#3052); Stephen Bishop (#1323); John; John S; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]

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