The Summer Lake home of Mrs. and Mrs. Sidney D. Harris was the setting for the wedding of their daughter, Sidney Jean, when she exchanged vows with Merle John Loosley of Malin. Rites were solemnized at 2 o’clock the afternoon of June 20.
Rev. Kenneth L. Stafford of Lakeview read the nuptials. Mrs. William Collier sang “Because,” accompanied by Margaret Bettis just before the vows.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose a gown of white bridal satin fashioned with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice and a full skirt which ended in a court train. A headdress of seed pearls held her fingertip veil. The veil was loaned to her by Mrs. C.P. Meacham. Her bouquet was a shower arrangement of small flowers centered with a white orchid.
Made of honor for her sister was Roberta Harris, who wore a colonial style gown of aqua moire with matching hair bow and carried a shower of pink roses.
Dorothy Loosley, sister of the bridegroom, and Lucille Pardey were bridesmaids. Miss Loosley wore a gown of pink moire and Miss Pardey was in gold moire. Each wore matching hair bows and carried bouquets of pink roses.
Best man was Robert Morris, and Glenn Harvey and Ervin Wisenback were ushers.
One hundred guests attended the reception that followed. The three-tier wedding cake was first cut by the bride and groom, with Mrs. C.J. Leon serving. Assisting were Mrs. William Collier, Clarice Skauge, Jean Simmons, Mrs. William Howard and Hildegarde Pardey.
After a brief wedding trip, the newlyweds returned to make their home at 300 N 25th street, Corvallis. The new Mrs. Loosley wore a dressmaker suit of aqua with gray accessories for traveling. Her white orchid was worn at the shoulder of the suit.
The bride is a graduate of Oregon State college, and is affiliated with Kappa Delta sorority.
The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle J. Loosley, will be graduated from the Oregon State college school of civil engineering next year. He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Source: Klamath Falls Herald and News, July 10, 1948.