BioM: Vargas, Rachel (1966)
Contact: Dinah Reinke
Surnames: Vargas, Gauerke, Bluhm, Tomblin, Martinez, Engel, Anderson
------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/18/1966
------ Vargas, Rachel (06 AUG 1966)
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vargas Sr. of Liberal, Kan., announce the marriage of their daughter, Rachel, to Gerald Gauerke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gauerke of Liberal, formerly of Abbotsford, Saturday, Aug. 6.
When the couple returns from a honeymoon trip to Acapulco, Mexico, they will live at Liberal where the groom is employed at Al’s Mobil Service Station. He attended Abbotsford high school until 1964 when the Gauerkes moved to Kansas.
The wedding took place at St. Anthony’s Catholic church, Liberal, with the Rev. Donald J. Fiedler officiating at the 11 o’clock double ring ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bluhm of Big Bow, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, were the honor attendants. Mrs. Bill Tomblin of Liberal and Robert Martinez of Guymon, Okla., were bridesmaid and groomsmen. Miss Mary Vargas was flower girl and Henry Vargas was usher. They are sister and brother of the bride.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a long sleeved gown of white lace and French illusion with scalloped neckline trimmed with iridescent sequins. The full skirt had ruffled tiers in the back and the front was gathered up by a large cabbage rose. Her veil of French illusion billowed from a crown of seed pearls and Australian crystal. She carried a large bouquet of white Fuji mums.
Her attendants wore gowns of peacock blue with white headpiece accented by a rose that matched their gowns. They carried nosegays of white carnations.
The flower girl, in a white eyelet dress, scattered rose petals from her basket.
Immediately after the ceremony about 50 guests attended the dinner and wedding reception held in the Pine Room at the Warren Hotel.
Wisconsin people attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Engel, Gary, Donna and Bobbi, and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Anderson, Ronnie, Janice and Billy, of Withee.
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