BioM: Backe, Joan A. (1963)

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Surnames: Backe, Edgington, Fribley, Henry, Walters, Rodgers, Rogers, Lyons, Caruthers

 

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08/29/1963

 

Backe, Joan A. (17 AUG 1963)

 

Miss Joan Audrey Backe became the bride of David N. Edgington in an afternoon ceremony Aug. 17, 1963 in the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee.

 

Rev. Beryl Knudsen officiated at the service which was followed by a reception on the church grounds.  A buffet supper was held later at the home of the bride’s parents.

 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian A. Backe of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Edgington of Oxford, England.

 

Miss Judith Fribley of Pana, Ill., was maid of honor, and Donald Caruthers of Evanston served as best man.  Bridesmaids were Miss Janet Henry of Jacksonville, Ill., and the bride’s cousin, Miss Betty Walters of Wauwatosa.

 

Ushers were the bride’s brother, John of St. Paul, Minn. and John Lyons of San Francisco, Calif.

 

The groom’s parents were here from oxford for the wedding.  Relatives of the bride from Wisconsin were Mrs. Joe Rodgers of Blue River; Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Rogers and family of Madison; Miss Carol Walters of Wauwatosa; and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walters of Wauwatosa.

 

Out of town guests were: Mr. Edwin Goodard, Mrs. Charles Henry; Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Hutchens and family; Mr. and Mrs. James Kaplan and sons, Lewis and Ernest, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Rupple and family, and Miss Dorothy Wallace.  Also present was Dr. Robert Parr from Liverpool, England.

 

Miss Backe was gowned in ivory peau de soi with side draping embellished with crystal and pearl beading and her veil was secured by a pillbox matching her gown.  She carried a cascade of yellow roses entwined with white stephanotis.  Her attendants were gowned alike in short Nile green chiffon dresses with flowing panels with matching hats, and carried a bouquet of yellow roses.

 

The church organist, Miss Louise Hansen, played selection from Handel’s "Water Music"

 

The bride is a graduate of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill.  The bridegroom received his doctorate from Oxford University and is a chemist at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.  The newlyweds left Sunday evening for a three week honeymoon to the Caribbean.  They will reside at 1116 Darrow Ave., Evanston, Ill.

  

 

 


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