Taking the romantic spotlight today is Miss Beverly Mott, youngest daughter of Mrs. James W. Mott and the late Congressman Mott, whose engagement to Gary Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gail Jones, is being revealed. The wedding of the duo is planned for next month.
The bride-elect told a group of her intimate friends of her betrothal Saturday afternoon at an informal coffee at the country home of her mother at Zena.
Miss Mott attended Mt. Angel Academy is a graduate of Salem High School. She attended Oregon State College and is a member of Alpha Phi. She left college spring term to accompany her mother to Washington, D.C., where she represented the Young Republicans at the national Republican Women’s convention. She is now employed at the Secretary of State’s office.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of Salem schools and is a sophomore at Oregon State College. He is a member of Sigma Chi.
Guests at the coffee first learned of the engagement news when two small kittens were let out of a paper bag. Tied around the neck of each were the names of the engaged due, “Bev and Gary”.
An all white decorating scheme was used the house with bouquets of spring blossoms, dogwoods and lilacs. On the dining room table was a centerpiece of forget-me-nots and lily-of-the-valley, the Alpha Phi flowers, flanked by white tapers.
Attending the announcement party were the mothers of the couple, Mrs. James W. Mott and Mrs. Gail Jones, Misses Justine Lewis, Anita Tonning, Barbara Franzwa, Carol Svinth, Patricia Healy, Donna Vogt, Sharon Larson, Diane Bulman, Joan Juul and Noreen Nelson.
Source: Salem Statesman Journal, May 9, 1954.