New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Evans and Recek united in marriage
Michelle Denise Evans and Marcus John Recek were united in marriage on Saturday, July 15,1995 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange, Texas.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs.
: Eleonore Evans and the late Bill Evans Sr., of Wimberley, Texas.
The groom is the son of Anton and •Rose Recek, of La Grange.
Msgr. Harry Mazurkiewicz officiated the double-ring 2 p.m. ceremony. Readings chosen by the bride and groom were offered by James Recek, brother of the groom, and Randy Evans, brother of the bride.
Wedding music was provided by organist Keith Koehl and soloist Gabrielle Nolen.
Church decorations were large baskets of fresh pastel flowers and white satin bows on pews.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Bill Evans Jr., and her mother, Eleonore Evans. The bride’s wedding ensemble was a short sleeve, white satin gown trimmed with seed pearls and satin rosettes throughout the gown and train. Her fingertip veil was attached to a white satin headband trimmed with seed pearls and rosettes. She carried a bouquet of white daisies and pink roses.
Maid of honor was Erin Evans, niece of the bride. Bridesmaids included Sara Evans, niece of the bride, and Kathy Rakowitz, Kelly Smith, and Kim Chiles, all high school and college friends of the bride. They wore midcalf length, short sleeve pastel gowns of yellow, green, blue, lilac and pink with matching shoes. Each wore crystal droplet earrings, a gift of the bride, and carried a single pink rose with baby’s breath and pastel ribbon streamers.
Flower girls were Kayci Evans, niece of the bride, and Victoria Recek, niece of the groom. They wore pastel flowered dresses, made similar to the bridesmaids’ dresses, and carried white baskets trimmed with white daisies and pink rosettes and filled with fresh
pastel flowers. They wore barrettes of pastel flowers and ribbons and small lockets, gifts of the bride.
The groom’s attire was an all-white tuxedo and pink rosebud boutonniere. The best man was Eric Janda, longtime friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Keith Hluchan, nephew of the groom and Marie Novak, Glen Roscher, and Glenn Eilert, all friends of the groom. They wore black tuxedos with pastel bow ties and cummerbunds to match the bridesmaids’ pastel colors, with pink boutonnieres.
Ring bearers were Matthew Recek, nephew of the groom, and Isaac Evans, nephew of the bride. They wore black tuxedos with pink bow ties and cummerbunds and pink rosebud boutonnieres. They carried white satin ring pillows made by the bride’s aunt, Betty Gulley.
The bride’s mother wore a lavender, two-piece dress of georgette, trimmed with beaded lace. The groom’s mother wore a two-pieoe dress with pastel flowered jacket and mint green skirt. Both wore pastel flower corsages.
A reception, catered dinner and dance followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall in La Grange. The hall was decorated with two Boston ferns at the entrance. The tables where the guests dines were covered in white with pastel ribbons and small clay pots of white daisies on each table. Members of the house party were Evelyn Hluchan, of Sealy; Pat Recek, of Austin; Pauline Recek. of Bryan; Sally Evans, of Victoria; Patricia Evans, of Boerne; Shane Evans, of Chicago QI.; Janet Machac, of Schulenburg; Jodi Recek, of Austin; Libby Geistmann, of Industry; Betty Gulley, of Uvalde; Barbara Jasek, of Weimar, Doris Kokes, of Houston; Bea Sum-bera, Linda Roscher, Shirley Polasek, Bernice Tiedt and Cynthia Novak, all of La Grange.
The bride’s book was kept by Jodi Recek, niece of the groom, and Janet
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Racak
Machac, cousin of the groom.
The bride’s cake was a vanilla creme confection decorated with cornein lace. Each tier was placed on an individual acrylic stand Fresh pastel flowers were placed on each cake along with a traditional keepsake bride and groom.
The groom’s cake was a rectangular chocolate fudge with an HEB emblem on top surrounded by greenery.
Dance music was provided by the Telstars, of Houston. The grand march was led by Hank and Maxine Holub.
The couple left on a honeymoon trip to Florida where they visited the bride’s brother, Tim, and family. They traveled to Daytona Beach and St. Augustine,
Fla; Georgia; South and North Carolina; Nashville and Memphis, Term.; and Little Rock, Ark. The couple is making their home in San Antonio.
The bride graduated from Smithson Valley High School and Southwest Texas State University. She is an elementary schoolteacher with the La Vernia ISD.
The groom graduated from La Grange High School, Blinn College and Southwest Texas State University. He is employed with HEB corporate offices in San Antonio.
The rehearsal dinner on July 14 was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Sacred Heart Center.
Robert and Adalina Biggers
Biggers celebrate 50 years
Honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents, the children of Robert and Adeline Biggers recently held a dinner and dance for family and close friends at the Seniors Center of New Braunfels.
The celebration, held Aug. 12, culminated a week-long reunion of out-of-town friends and family.
Upon entering the mauve, gold and white decorated hall, guests were entertained with a video made from pictures taken of the Biggers from their dating years during WWII to the present. This was a gift presented by their four children, Oliver Biggers, Roger Biggers. Janet Voges and Kathv Bostick. Also for viewing were wedding photographs and a replica of their original wedding cake.
Following a barbecue dinner, line
dancing was performed by the Biggen’ eight grandchildren, Gwynna and Duke Biggers, Lerrin and Landin Biggers, Sarah and Kathryn Voges, and Meghan and Jennifer Bostick. Guests enjoyed dancing throughout the evening.
Four members of the wedding party—Ray Swensen, Eleanor Triesch Dierks, Ethel Schumann Saur, and Lu Wittenbom Salge—were in attendance. Guests traveling long distances for the celebration included Maynard and Mary Miller, Howard and Martha Russell, Donald and Linda Starr, John and Usa Smith and Benny Ray Jones, all of
Arkansas; Cecil and Shirley Howard. of Colorado; uni and Malone Tolland, of Wharton, Texas; Jim and Marline Donahue, of Dallas; and Carroll and Lu Smith, of Portland, Texas.
Soechting, Watts to wed
Georgiana Soechting and Kenneth Watts, both of New Braunfels, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.
Georgiana is the daughter of Kathy Soechting and the late George Soechting, of New Braunfels. She is a graduate of Canyon High School, where she was a member of the FFA, and attended Pilo Alto College. She is currently attending San Antonio College and is employed by US A A in San
Kenneth is the son of Vickie Watts, of Fischer, and William R. Watts, of Canyon Lake. He is a graduate of Smithson Valley High School, where he was a member of the FFA. He is presently employed by Williams Air Conditioning and Heating in New Braunfels.
The couple has planned an Oct. 7, 1995 wedding at the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (Brenda) Grantham, of Prairie Lea, Aug. 16, 1995,8 :40 p.m. Baby boy, 7 pounds 3 ounces. Grandparents: Jerry and Janice Zcrcher; R.W. (Pistol) and Johnnie Grantham.
Dennis and Renee Herfurth, of New Braunfels, Aug. 15, 1995, 3:38 p.m. Baby girl, 7 pounds 6 ounces. Grandparents: Mary E. Rice; James and Esther Rice, Arthur and Dorothy Herfurth.
George and Oralia Peacock, of New Braunfels, Aug 6, 1995, 8:31 a m. Baby girl, 6 pounds 11 ounces Grandparents: Pauline Diaz; Mr. and Mrs. Leory (Vida) Peacock.
Mark and Harmony Brundrett, of New Braunfels, Aug. 9, 1995, 12:02 p.m. Baby boy, 5 pounds 3 ounces Grandparents: Bing-Chien and Kwan-Laug Liu Chen, of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China; Jack and Billy* Brundrett, of Irving, Texas
Rochte and Choate wed in double-ring ceremony
I MicheUe1ftochte>and Robert Choate, both of Austin, wefc'imftfed in rfufi*-
riage on June 3, 1995 at Fair Oaks Manor in Austin. The 7 p.m. doublering ceremony was officiated by Rev. Beth Marie Halverson.
The bride is the daughter of Fred and Bette Rochte, of Houston. She is the granddaughter of Sarah Rochte, also of Houston, and Annie Woods, of Hialeah, Fla. The groom is the son of Francie McQueeney, of New Braunfels, and Bob Choate, of Yuba City, Calif. He is the grandson of Theo Batling and Opal Choate, both of New Braunfels.
The bride’s father, Fred Rochte, sang, ’’Sunrise, Sunset,” and De Dc Clifton sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, fitted, straight dress with a 10-foot train. The ofF-the-shoulder dress was embellished with beadwork and sequins. She carried a bouquet of
specked lilies with acc&rirfhW&f.
DeOe Clifton served arf mid bf Haft-f J or and Sherina Rochte served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Lorelei Choate, Kelly Cramp, Anne Allen and Tammie LeDuc.
Rick Robinson served as best man and groomsmen included Russell Choate, Glen Rochte, Lance Dolle, Michael Lee and Writ Baese.
Joel Hinkhouse and Clay Raybom were ushers.
Hannah Albrecht was the flower girl and Ross Salge served as ring bearer.
Following the ceremony, a dinner-and-dance reception was held at Fair Oaks Manor, which was decorated with speckled lilies and gladiolas and an ice sculpture with an arrangement of the same flowers. Tara Coulter, Monica Brooks and Sharon Ross were in charge of the bride’s book.
After a wedding cruise to the southern Caribbean, the couple is at home in
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Choate
Austin, where the groom is employed by Cellular One and the bride is
employed by the Mortgage Acceptance
Mrs. Jay Hamilton Sharp
Brian and Pam Phillips, of New ; Braunfels, Aug. 12, 1995, 1:34 a.m. r Baby girl, 7 pounds 4 ounces. Grand-\ parents: John and Barbara Baroi; Phil J and Patty Phillips.
[ John Anthony Hernandez and Ros-; alinda Gonzales, of New Braunfels,
: Aug. 3, 1995,9:06 a m. Baby boy, 7 I pounds 12 ounces. Grandparents: Paul ; and Roberta Resend!z, Jesse and Petra Hernandez.
Gary James and Cindy Lion Henk,
' of New Braunfels, Aug. 6,1995,6:05 r a.m. Baby boy, 9 pounds 3 ounces.
! Grandparents: Francis and Janet | Barnes, Robert W. Henk; Frances Henk Halbardier.
David and Catherine (Morgan)
\ Schurr, Aug. 11,1995, at Clear Lake, Texas. Baby boy, Patrick Michael, 8 pounds I ounce, 20 inches long. Grandparents: Manor and “Bucky” (Warwick) Smith; the late Dr. Robert Morgan; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schurr, of Tampa, Fla. Great-grandmother: Mrs. Marguerite G. Warwick.
Sean and Suzanne Dowd, of Frisco, Texas, Aug. 18, 1995. Baby girl, Alexandra Marie Dowd, 7 pounds 5 ounces. Grandparents: Ralph and Gladys Haecker, of San Antonio; Mrs. Rita Dowd, of Port Lavaca.
Peggy Ferris and Nathan Wheatley, * of New Braunfels, Aug. ll, 1995, 12:28 p.m. Baby boy, 7 pounds 9
ounces. Grandparents: Victor and Shirley Claycomb, of New Braunfels.
Marge and Andy Marchetti, of New Braunfels, Aug. 15,1995,10:32 p.m. Baby boy, 7 pounds 2 ounces. Grandparents: Rose and Jesse Rojas; Angeline G. Cosby, Marco A. Marchetti.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Lea Ann) Wiley, of New Braunfels, Aug. 15, 1995,2:32 p.m. Baby girl, 5 pounds 11 ounces. Grandparents. Phil and Jackie Parmenter, Leman “Buzz” and Theresa Sawyer.
Larry and Holly Ross, of New Braunfels, Aug. 12, 1995, 5:51 p m. Baby boy, 7 pounds 6 ounces. Grandparents: Larry and Terri Daniels, Joyce and Mike Ferguson, Dennis and Doris Taste.
Roland and Crystal Leos, of New Braunfels, Aug. IO, 1995,12:31 p.m. Baby girl, 8 pounds 8 ounces. Grandparents: Isabell Robles; Juan and Magdalena Leos.
Troy and Loma Dean, of Spring Branch, Aug. ll, 1995, 1:53 p.m. Baby boy, 6 pounds 14 ounces. Grandparents: George and Patty Falkenberg; Jim and Barbara Dean
Michael and Terry Tilly, of New Braunfels, Aug. ll, 1995, 7:33 a m. Baby girl, Dominique, 7 pounds 12 ounces.
Howie and Sharp wed
Jill Marie Howie and Jay Hamilton Sharp, both of Uvalde, were united in marriage on Aug. 5, 1995 at the Canyon Lake Country Club. The 7 p.m. double-ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Robert L. (Doug) Dalglish Jr.
Jill is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Howie, of Clyde, Texas. Jay is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sharp, of Canyon Lake.
Jen£e Cole, of Irving, was the maid of honor. Shelly Woolley, of New Braunfels, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Julie Sheperd and Cindy Warmke, both of New Braunfels, and Krista Mitchell, of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Serving as best man was Randy
Sharp, the groom’s brother, of Little Rock, Ark. Groomsmen included Jeff Howie, brother of the bride, of Haskell, Texas, Ron Simon, of Houston, and Ricky Sheperd and Joe DeLeon, both of New Braunfels.
Flower girls were Kaci Greathouse, of Clyde, and Julia Thomason, of Belton, Texas. James Fite Jr., of New Braunfels, was the ring bearer.
Following the ceremony, a dinner-and-dance reception was held at the Canyon Lake Country Club.
After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, West Indies, the couple is making their home in Uvalde, where the groom is self-employed and the bride is employed by the Uvalde ISD.
Kenneth Watts and Georgiana Soechting