Woodrow (Woody) Christopher

At a candlelight service at 7:30 Sunday evening, January 28, in the Grace Lutheran Church, Miss Elvera Swanson, daughter of Mrs. Ida Swanson, became the bride of Technician Fifth Grade Woodrow Christopher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Christopher, all of Eau Claire. Reverend M. J. Vettrus performed the ceremony in a setting of white gladioli and palms. Mrs. Paul. Bailey sang Because and 0 Perfect Love, accompanied by Oscar Waller at the organ. 

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Carl, wore an ivory satin gown with a long train and fingertip veil and carried a white Testament with shower bouquet of white rosebuds and sweet peas. 

Marian Swanson, sister of the bride, as maid of honor, and Gertrude Christopher, sister of the groom, wore similar gowns of aqua and gold-brocaded satin and carried arm bouquets of white gladioli. 

Clifford Swanson, the bride's brother, as best man, and Vernon Cowin attended the groom. I. G. Bye of Madison, brother-in-law of the bride, acted as usher. 

The bride's mother was dressed in black crepe with a shoulder bouquet of white gladioli and sweet peas. The groom's mother and Mrs. Margaret Anderson, grandmother of the groom, were dressed in navy blue crepe and black crepe, respectively, and also wore shoulder bouquets of white gladioli and sweet peas. 

A reception was held in the church parlors following the ceremony.

Previous to the wedding, the following showers were given in honor of the bride: a tea at Luther Hospital, where the bride has been employed; a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mrs. Karl Knudtson; a shower at the home of Mrs. Herman Nelson; a personal shower at the home of the groom's mother, Mrs. Melvin Christopher.

After a short wedding trip, the couple returned to Eau Claire to spend a few days with relatives, before leaving for Miami, FL to await Corporal Christopher's reassignment. He recently returned from 35 months overseas duty.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

"Woody" and his wife had triplets, two boys and a girl. The boys were great tennis players and became professionals. "Woody" worked at the post office until his retirement.