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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: April 20

Mothers of the Year Reception, Birthday Party, Luncheons, Spring Dinner,
By Helen Ford Wallace Published: April 20, 2014


Reception: Ann Cameron, Oklahoma Mother of The Year; Stephanie Brady, Oklahoma Young Mother, and Edie Roodman, Oklahoma Mother of Achievement, were honored at a reception at the state Capitol. Following the reception, Gov. Mary Fallin introduced the honorees in the Senate Assembly Room.

Speakers: Fallin and Connell Branan, president of the Oklahoma Mothers Association, were speakers and the mothers received citations from their legislators and pins from the national organization.

Recognized: The honorees were also recognized in the state Senate.


Pretty in pink: Cindy Rice was honored at a birthday party in the home of Judy Love. Hostesses were Love, Barbara Brou, Terry Bradley, Mary Lou Ille, Gayle Semtner and Sylvia Slater. On the invitation was a picture of Cindy wearing pink and standing in front of her pink Cadillac.

What shall I wear: Guests were asked to wear pink. And they did. They wore pink jewelry, pink scarves, pink dresses, pink shoes and they carried pink purses. The honoree had on pink satin slacks and pink shoes, along with a white top. Love wore a hot pink dress; Brou had on a pale pink blouse and slacks; Bradley had on a white dress with pink flowers, and Semtner wore a pink and black polka dot shirt with black slacks. Ille wore a pink sweater, and Slater wore a pink blouse and pink jewelry. Judy McDowell and Ginny Foster wore pink feather boas and brought the Rice a pink license plate for her car. The hostesses’ gift to Rice was a Judith Ripka cross with a pink stone in the center.

Menu: A pink-colored chicken casserole was served.

Centerpieces: Four bundt cakes with pink roses and pink Gerber daisies in the center served as the centerpiece.

In the pink: Among the guests were Valerie Oakley, Linda Bradley, Susan Johnston, Sandy Shapard, Sue Nix, Judy McGrath, Joanne Hoch and Eileen Williams.


Luncheon: Pam Shdeed and Charlotte Richels were hostesses for a party in the Shdeed home honoring Lois Salmeron who has been appointed the Oklahoma City University Dean of the Kramer School of Science.

Guests: Close friends of the honoree and also supporters of Kramer School attended the party, including John Salmeron, Jane Jayroe Gamble, Robert Henry, Linda Lambert, Martha Burger, Brenda McDaniel, Jose Freede, Judy Love and Nancy Moore.

On the program: Speakers included Robert Henry, OCU president; Bill Shdeed, OCU board member; and LaDonna Meinders, whose parents are the Kramers after which the school is named.

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