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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 29

Birthdays, New Home Luncheon, Art Exhibit, DAR Brunch
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: July 29, 2012


Party: Barbara Watson and Judy Jordan celebrated their 80th birthdays at a cocktail party with 250 of their closest friends and family members. The event was at the Howell Gallery and Linda and Ken Howell were co-hosts. The invitation noted the honorees were “Even More Stunning at 80” and that guests were invited “to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 40th Birthdays.”

Artwork: Interspersed with the original paintings hanging at the gallery were photographs of the honorees taken during their lifetimes. Bouquets of flowers were everywhere including a picture with “80” created out of flowers.

Guests: Among the people at the party were Holly and Clay Healey, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Lee Thompson, Susie and Lew Meiberger, Myra and Lew Ward, Kaye and Tommy Jones, Kon Keesee, D'Arline McCubbin, Melinda and Paul Cox, Janet and Mark Selvidge, Mary Nichols, Liz Coe, Jeanne Hoffman Smith, Sue and Bill Hood, Dolly and David Flesher, Jennifer Kiersch, DeeLee Smith, Leigh and Shawn Love, Laura and Perry Tirrell.


Birthday luncheon: Berta Faye Rex was honored at a small birthday luncheon at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Hostesses were Jane Harlow, Linda Garrett and B.J. VonNetzer.

Vocal surprise: The honoree is a long-time board member of the Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra executives Joe Levine, music director; Patrick Alexander, immediate past president, and Eddie Walker, executive director, serenaded her with “Happy Birthday.”

Decor: “Pig” place cards and other pig decorations were used on the tables since she is Arkansas Razorback fan.

Seen: Jo Carol Cameron, Barbara Durrett, Roberta Carter, Dottie Lammerts, Joan Gilmore, Lil Ross, Nancy Ellis, Kirk Hammons and Brenda McDaniel.


Occasion: M.J. Van Deventer invited friends for a luncheon and a viewing of her new apartment at Lakeview Towers.

Menu: She served assorted quiches, summer garden salad, potato crab casserole and rum cake to two shifts of visitors.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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