BioM: Smith, Joyce D. (1946)
Contact: Stan
Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Smith, Karaba

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/11/1946

Smith, Joyce D. (27 JUN 1946)

All the sacredness of matrimony was beautifully exemplified when Miss Joyce Dorothy Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith of the Town of Hoard (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Eugene M. Karaba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vendell Karaba of the Town of Hoard, in a lovely church ceremony, read by Sr. Francis J. Brockman in the Holy Rosary Church, Owen, at nine o’clock Thursday morning, June 27th, 1946.

For her wedding the bride wore a white satin gown trimmed with lace and designed with an entrained ninon overskirt. Her three-quarter length veil was edged with lace and caught to a lace crown. Her gold earrings were a gift from the groom. She carried a shower bouquet of red roses and swansonia.

Miss Matilda Karaba, a sister of the groom, and Miss Shirley Smith, the bride’s sister, and John Karaba and Clifford Smith, brothers of the bride and groom, served as the attendants. Miss Karaba wore orchid net over taffeta while Miss Smith was attired in a similar dress in green. Matching headdresses completed their costumes, and their gold bracelets were gifts from the bride. They carried colonial bouquets of pink and white carnations and snapdragons.

Friends and relatives of the couple then gathered at the Curtiss Village Hall where covers were laid for 85 guests at a dinner and supper. In keeping with the occasion the hall was decorated with colored crepe streamers of white, green and orchid. Huge wedding bells were the hub from which the streamers branched out from extending across the ceiling and down the walls. Lare bouquets of spring and summer flowers were placed throughout the hall.

All of the tables were trimmed in white, further ornamented by large tapering white candles. The tables of the bridal party was further adorned by a large three tier wedding cake.

Mrs. Eino Walkama, Mrs. Otto Bublitz, Mrs. Clarence Stephens, Mrs. Grace Nicks and Mrs. Eddie Hofmann prepared the dinner and supper. Waitresses were four cousins of the bride, Loretta Jean and Virginia Smith and Bernice Hamm, and two friends, Bernice Laube and Myrtle Williams.

That evening a dance was given at the Nightingale Ballroom, after which the newlyweds left on a week’s trip through northern Wisconsin and Michigan.

The bride is a graduate of the Withee High School with the class of 1942. She had been employed previous to her marriage at the Master Package Corp. The bridegroom is an employee of the Western Condensing Co. plant in Owen. The couple will make their future home in the city.

Out of town guests at the ceremony were: Mrs. Mary Fialia and son Ralph, and daughter Irene, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson, and daughter Jo Ann, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Mrs. Joseph Kryzak and daughters, Ann and Mary Ann, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schell and sons, David and Roger, Wis. Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Algie Netto and son Robert, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith, Rosendale; Mrs. A. F. Balthazor, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Engman Gilbertson and daughter Phyllis, Van Dyne, and Jean Smith, Wausau.

 

 


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