BioM: Pengelly, Phyllis M. (1940)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Pengelly, Zins, Avery, Young, Michaelis, Selman, McCollum, Deaton, Young

----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 04 July 1940

Pengelly, Phyllis M. (29 JUN 1940)

In the First Methodist Church of Mount Clemens, Mich., against a background of Massed ferns and ivory peonies, with arches of yellow rambler roses in profusion, was performed the marriage ceremony which made Phyllis Marguarite Pengelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pengelly of Loyal, the wife of Lieutenant Wm E. Zins of the United States Army Air Corps.

At four o’clock in the afternoon, Saturday, June 29th, on the arm of her father, the bride approached the altar down the white carpeted center aisle. She was lovely in her wedding gown of soft ivory silk net, fashioned simply with puffed sleeves, tight bodice, and many-layered full skirt with a train. Her long full veil of tulle was held to her dark curls by a tiny Juliet cap of narrow ruffled lace, and she wore ivory lace gloves and carried an exquisite handkerchief. Her loose arm bouquet was of swansonia and blue delphinium, built around four white orchids.

The procession was led by six ushers in full formal regalia of the Air Corps, the uniforms of tan coat and cream trousers, and gleaming brass and sabers. They were Lieutenants Delwin Avery, Arthur Selman, Burt McCollum, Drew Deaton, Earnest Young and Nelson Michaelis. Following them, and walking single file, were Bonnie Avery, Alda Young and Betty Michaelis, wives of three of the ushers. They were gowned exactly in the style of the bride’s gown, in deepening shades of yellow, but without trains. Their hats were tiny, of real flowers, and they carried loose bouquets of mixed blue delphiniums. Immediately preceding the bride, and carrying yellow roses, was her maid of honor, Elizabeth Jean Prince of Cincinnati, Ohio, in a gown also duplicating the bride’s but in a shade of petal blue, with a large hat of tulle to match.

The Reverend Mr. Dunning Idle read the marriage service, and in the recessional march, the six ushers joined and arch of their sabers, under which the bridal couple passed upon leaving the church. This is the traditional ceremony of a military wedding, being a symbol that the bride is then accepted into the life and affairs of the Army.

The bride’s mother witnessed her daughter’s wedding, in a jacket suit of soft beige silk cable net, and wore a wide leghorn hat and corsage of four orchids.

Pipe organ music played softly throughout the ceremony by Edna Lewis Hamm. The wedding scene was filmed in color by Universal news-reel photographers.

Forty members of the families and guests were entertained at a six o’clock wedding dinner at the Ingleside Inn.

Mrs. Zins is a graduate of Loyal High School, and attended the University of Arizona at Tuscon, where she studied voice and dramatic art. Her maid of honor, Miss Prince, was a classmate there.

Mr. Zins, the son of Mathew Zins of Cincinnati, Ohio, has resided all his life in that city, where he was graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1937 with the degree of Aeronautical engineer. Following his graduation, he was employed with the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, San Diego, California, and was given an indeterminate leave of absence from his desk there to enter the air corps service and receive his practical flying and officer’s commission,\. He is at present attached to the 40th Pursuit Squadron at Selfridge Field.

The young couple will reside in Mount Clemens, a suburb of Detroit, near the flying field.



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