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Leonard L. Seely


Gender: Male


Spouse: Doloris C. Gosso

Date of Marriage: May 3, 1952

Marriage Place: Silverton, OR

Miss Gosso Is Bride

Silverton – Miss Doloris C. Gosso, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Gosso of Silverton, and Leonard L. Seely, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Seely of Monitor, exchanged their marriage vows at St. Paul’s Catholic church at a nuptial mass read by Father John J. Walsh at 9:30, Saturday morning, May 3, in a double ring ceremony.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore white slipper satin fashioned on simple lines with a net yoke outlined with seed pearls. Her finger length net and lace veil was held in place by a tiara of orange blossoms. The bride’s flowers were lilies of the valley and carnations.

Miss Patricia Brandt played the organ music. Misses Carol and Patricia Brandt and Miss Donna Knauf sang.

For her maid of honor the bride chose Miss Betty Folz of Portland, who wore a yellow satin dress, and a white floral headdress, and carried a nosegay of rosebuds, daisies and carnations. Bridesmaids were Miss Louis Hoblitt, in green satin, Miss Lou Sthamaan in yellow satin, both wearing headdresses and carrying nosegays the same as the maid of honor. Marjorie Burch, flower girl, wore green satin. Altar boys were Roy C. Gosso, Jr., brother of the bride, and Tommy Usselman. Wilbur Seely was best man, Don Gosso, brother of the bride, and Grant Yoder of Hubbard, were groomsmen. Ushers were Gale Blatchford of Hubbard and Kenneth Stafford of Molalla.

The church decorations were of white and lavender lilacs. More than 300 guests attended the wedding.

The wedding breakfast was served by Mrs. Ralph Francis at the Legion hall after which the entire group made the traditional visit to Mt. Angel Academy from which the bride had attended shool and graduated in 1950.
About 250 guests attended the afternoon reception between 2 and 4 o’clock in the American Legion club and dining rooms. The guest book was presented by Miss Dorothy Kimmlinger of Seattle. At the gift table were Mrs. James Bradshaw and Miss Verna Chousie of Salem. Mrs. Emil Folz of Portland cut the cakes. Mrs. Bert Provost of Mill City presided at the urns and Mrs. Mahlon Hoblitt, at the punch bowl. Miss Florence Turner planned the serving.

Mrs. Gosso, mother of the bride, wore a blue taileur, matching hat and black accessories, the mother of the bridegroom, Mrs. Seely, a tan suit and hat. Each wore an orchid corsage.

For traveling the bride wore a gold suit and hat, brown accessories and a corsage of lilies of the valley and gold tinted carnations taken from her wedding bouquet. Following their wedding trip to point of interest in Oregon, the young couple will be at home to their friends at their new home in Route 1, Molalla.

Published in the Daily Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon), Friday, May 9, 1952

[Great Great Grandson of SGS # 3052 – Leonard Leland; Thomas Lee; Edwin Ruthvin; Lucius Alexander; Bishop (#3052); Stephen Bishop (#1323); John; John S; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]

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