Walter Woodhouse married Helen Becker, 19 Dec 1925
Contributed by Viv Reeves
LeMars Sentinel, December 22, 1925
Helen Becker of Seney and Walter Woodhouse of Thomas, S.D. , Wed
Observe Double Event, Parents of the Bride Celebrate Their Silver Anniversary
A very pretty wedding was celebrated in the Seney church at 12 o'clock noon , Saturday, December 19, 1925 , when Rev. L. E. Wardle performed the ring ceremony which made Miss Helen Becker the bride of Walter Woodhouse, of Thomas , S.D. Promptly on the hour, to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, played the Mrs. R. E. Chambers, the bridal couple entered the church. The bride on the arm of her father and followed by the bridesmaid, Miss Pearl Reeves met the groom and best man, Floyd Becker, at the altar, where an arch trimmed in the bride's colors of blue, grey and white, with a large white bell, formed a canopy where the vows were spoken.
This ceremony was on the silver anniversary of her parents, who were married here twenty-five years ago.
The bride was becomingly dressed in a grey georgette with fur trimming, somewhat similar to the wedding gown of her mother. The bridesmaid was gowned in a pretty blue satin crepe trimmed in grey. The bride carried an arm bouquet of butterfly roses. The ushers were Mrs. Bert Criswell and Miss Virla Cook, cousins of the bride.
RECEPTION AT HOME
After the ceremony the bridal party returned to the home of the bride's parents, half a mile from town, where a reception was held in honor of the newly wedded pair and her parents, whose silver anniversary it was. Mrs. Becker was charmingly gowned in silver crepe trimmed in blue.
A four course luncheon was served the assembled relatives and friends by Mrs. C. W. Reeves as hostess, assisted by Mrs. Bert Criswell, Mrs. Wilbur Criswell, Mrs. Jay Donlin and Miss Carol Haviland and Miss Ollie Haviland. The bridal couple were recipients of many beautiful gifts, while her parents received gifts of silver. Heartfelt congratulations are extended both couples by the entire community.
Out of town guests were: Mrs. Geo. Hughes, of Haxtun, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. John Becker, of Sioux City ; Mrs. Emma Haviland and daughters, Carol and Ollie, of LeMars; Mrs. R. E. Chambers, of Hazel, S. D.; Miss Florence Becker, of Wanbay, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Donlin and daughters, Elaine and Esther, of Dalton; Arthur and Edward Buse, of Gibbons, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Penning, son Wayne and daughter Rose, John Reeves and Mrs. L. Penning, of LeMars; Mrs. Geo. Woodhouse, Mrs. Fred Tetzloff and daughter, Elva, and Albert, Will and Pirley Woodhouse, of Thomas, S. D.