BioM: Christie, Fern A. (1944)
Surnames: SIMONSON CHRISTIE WILCOX
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/14/1944
Christie, Fern A. (26 AUG 1944)
Miss Fern Ann Christie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Christie of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wilcox, Greenwood, exchanged wedding vows with Seaman First Class Raymond Erskine Simonson, Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Simonson, Glen Flora, in a nuptial ceremony performed in the Ingram Methodist Church, Aug. 26, 1944, at 2 p.m. The double ring service was read by the Rev. David Gearheart before the altar decorated with roses, and white gladioli.
Attendants were Miss Loretta Simonson and Phil Simonson, sister and brother of the groom, as maid of honor and best man.; Perry Christie, a brother of the bride, and Jerome Simonson, a nephew of the groom, as ring bearers.
A high tiara of sequins held the finger tip veil of illusion worn by the bride. Her dress was made with a silk chiffon skirt and a lace bodice and she carried roses. Her only jewelry was a locket, a gift of the groom.
Miss Simonson wore aqua organdy and a matching flower in her hair and carried gladioli. The ring bearers were attired in sailor suits.
Covers were laid for 49 guests at the supper served at the home of the groom’s parents, decorated in red, white and blue colors, and that evening a wedding dance was held at Jump River Hall.
Mrs. Simonson, who attended both the elementary and secondary schools at Glen Flora, had been employed in the shipyards at Tacoma, Wash., before her wedding. The groom reported back to camp Sept. 11.
The Gleaner joins their many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for many years of happy wedded life.
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