BioM: Bixby, Lucinda F. (1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Bixby, Humphrey, Wolf, Walter, Jensen, Meissner, Bartsch, Houston

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/05/1974

Bixby, Lucinda F. (Marriage – 23 November 1974)

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Humphrey, who were married November 23 in ceremonies performed at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Chili, with the Rev. Robert Houston officiating, are living in Arlington, Va., where the groom is employed. The bride, the former Miss Lucinda F. Bixby, is employed in nearby Washington, D.C. by the central Intelligence Agency.

The couple returned to their respective jobs December 2 after spending Thanks giving with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Bixby, Granton, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Humphrey, Chili.

For her marriage, the former Miss Bixby fashioned a high-waist entrained gown of white crepe featuring a white lace overlay and styled with long sleeves and a low neckline. A blue necklace, the gift of the groom, accented the gown. She carried an arrangement of lavender and blue roses as she was presented in marriage by her father.

Cross necklaces, gifts of the bridal couple, complimented the low necklines of the high-waist, long-sleeved gowns worn by the bride’s attendants. Maid of honor Joan Wolf appeared in lavender, and bridesmaids Debbie and Laurel Bixby, sisters of the bride, appeared in shades of blue and purple, respectively. Their bouquets were lavender and blue roses.

Attending the groom were Steve Walter as bestman and Tom Jensen and Jerry Humphrey, brother of the groom, as groomsmen. Their black tuxedos were brightened by ruffle-trimmed colored shirts chosen to compliment the hues of the ladies’ gowns. Their boutonnieres were white carnations. The groom’s ruffled shirt was white, and his boutonniere was a blue rose.

Brian Humphrey and Rodney Bixby, brothers of the couple served as ushers.

“A Time for Us,” “Wedding Song” and “Oh Promise Me” were played on the organ by Bonnie Meissner of Chili, a friend of the bride.

A reception was held in the church basement following the ceremony.

The bride and groom were honored at a prenuptial shower held November 19 at the Merle Bartsch home and given by the York Center women’s group.



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