BioM: Foster, Patricia (1945)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Foster, Merrill, Davel, Farley, Dawdy, Handley

The Loyal Tribune 25 January 1945

Foster, Patricia (13 JAN 1945)

The post chapel at Camp Barkeley, Tex., was the setting for the 5:45 p.m. nuptial mass on Saturday, Jan. 13, when Miss Patricia Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Foster of Merrill, exchanged vows with O/C Paul A. Davel of Loyal, before the Rev. Fr. Ernest Zizke, post chaplain. Two close friends of the groom assisted at the mass, which was attended by a large number of fellow officer candidates and their wives.

The bride was escorted to the altar by O/C Charles Farley, who gave her in marriage. Attending as matron of honor was Mrs. Charles Dawdy of Omaha, Neb., while the groom was attended by O/C Michael Handley. Vocal solos were given during the ceremony by a close friend of the groom, with another friend accompanying at the organ.

A periwinkle blue two-piece dress trimmed with metallic interlacing was worn by Miss Foster for her marriage. Her matching hat had a shoulder length veil. Mrs. Dawdy was attired in a two piece dress of coral, with matching accessories. Both the bride and her attendant wore corsages of gardenias.

Following the ceremony, the bridal party and a few friends were served a dinner in the private dining room of the Brown hostelry in Abilene, Tex., where the couple will reside for the present at 1926 South Eighth street.

The groom, a native of Loyal and a graduate of the Loyal high school, held a position in the Citizens State Bank of Loyal before entering the army. After spending a year in the Solomons with the medical corps, he was returned to this country in September, 1944, to enter officer candidate school at Camp Barkeley, where he expects to receive his commission next month, when he will be assigned a new post.

His bride has, for the past year, held a position as secretary to the personnel manager of the F and G bond unit of the treasury department in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Merrill high school and also attended the Merrill Business college.

The Loyal Tribune joins their many friends in wishing them a long and happy journey through life.



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