Gary Walling Takes Bride At Corvallis Ceremony, To Reside In Tacoma

The newly married Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Walling are now at home in Tacoma, Wash., after returning from a wedding trip to San Francisco. The bridegroom is assistant credit manager at Rhodes Department Store in Tacoma.

The bride, the former Virginia Shandrena House, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil M. House of Corvallis. The bridegroom, a graduate of North Salem High, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Walling of Salem.

The couple exchanged their marriage vows at a ceremony at the First Methodist Church in Corvallis with Rev. James McCobb officiating.

The bride wore a white floor-length gown of Florentine lace with a detachable watteau train bordered in a band of taffeta. A pillbox covered with Florentine lace her her shoulder length, bouffant veil in place. She carried a bouquet of stephanotis and white orchids on a prayer book. For “something old” she carried two heirloom handkerchiefs. One belonged to her great-grandmother and the other to the bridegrooms great-grandmother.

Attend the Bride

Miss Diane Freeman of Corvallis was the maid of honor and Miss Barbara Lewis of Portland was the bridesmaid. They wore long, brandy colored dresses and carried fan shaped bouquets of yellow and bronze chrysanthemums.

Gary L. Brown of Moscow, Idaho served as best man for Mr. Walling. Ushers were Ronald Harn of Tacoma, William C. Crothers of Salem, Virgil House, Jr. and James Walling, the bridegroom’s brother.

A reception followed at the Towne House.

Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times, December 9, 1965.


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