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MacKellars celebrate 50th anniversary in Oklahoma City


Bette and Jim MacKellar celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a fantastic party for family members and friends at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

 At the event were many original wedding party members including Tommye Smith, Kathleen Trautman, Bob Neville, Terry Curtis, Kay Fryer, Ginger Parker, Janie Cull, Joe Bailey, John Ellis, Ken Hemry, Woody Young, Clyde Amyx.


 The reception table was complete with a replica of the original wedding cake, raspberry punch in a silver punch bowl, pastel mints and two five- prong silver candelabras with tall white candles. The cake topper from the 1965 cake was a bride and groom and the forks were arranged fan -shaped, 60’s style, on the table.

 The flowers on the tables were roses, hydrangeas and tulips, in colors from the wedding. Bette’s corsage was white gardenias and Jim’s boutonniere was a white stephanotis sprig.

 There were tables with beef tenderloin, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, and besides the wedding cake table, another table was filled with macaroons, candies and other special desserts.

Dave and the WaveTones played music from the 1950’s and 1960’s.

 Guests took home 5x7 pictures of themselves which had been taken during the evening. The photos had “50th Anniversary” printed in gold with pink and gold hearts matching the party invitation.

  Guests included were Jennie Lewis, James Lewis, Sam Lewis, Bebe and Bruce MacKellar, Bolen MacKellar, Karee Robertson, Ron Combest, Judy and Bob Neville, Libby and Bobby Nelson, Charlotte and Robert Nelson, Rachel and Nelson Bolen, Fanny Bolen, Alix and Shea Samara, Susan Parker, Drew Neville, Sharon and Mike Neville, Kay and Gates Oliver, Sue and Gary Homsey, Sharon and John Bozalis, Becky and Jim Buchanan, Vicki and Jim English.

Also SoRelle Fitzgerald, Kris and Bill Frankfurt, Jamie and Gil Gaddis, Linda Garrett, Millie and Johnson Hightower, Karen and Earl Ingram, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Lynn and Mike Kelly, Linda and Tom Klos, DeAnn and Lee Allan Smith, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Martha and Ron Bradshaw, Karen Luke, Jeary and Mike Seikel, Coe and Bill London, Pat Timberlake, Lee-Ann and Stephen Graham, Pam and Bill Shdeed, Ann and Burns Hargis, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Connell and Cliff Branan, Kathy and Russ Walker, Jane Henline, Christy and Jim Everest, Jan and Dick Parker, Sallly Bentley, Sally and Joe Blake and Leslie and Scott Samara.



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Helen Ford Wallace

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