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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 7

Welcome Reception, Auction Dinner, Ladies Luncheon, Family Reunion, Art Cruise
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: July 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm •  Published: July 7, 2013


Party/place: Integris Health's R. Murali Krishna, M.D., his wife, Sam, and Bruce and Donna Lawrence hosted a welcome reception for Molly Ross, recently named executive director of the Integris James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit. The event was held in the Krishna's home with catered Indian food and live entertainment.

Cause to celebrate: The gracious and beautiful honoree thanked guests for attending and shared with the group her ideas around expanding the Mind/Body Therapies Center to include massage and acupuncture and continue with the current services of healing touch, children's yoga and the annual speakers brought to Oklahoma City and the Crowe and Dunlevy Library.

The finale: Kelly Dyer Fry, editor/vice president of news, The Oklahoman; Krishna; state Mental Health and Substance Abuse Commissioner Terri White; and local attorney Reggie Whitten announced they are exploring a project to build a metro center for emotional wellness and substance abuse treatment. Fry said she hopes “the Oklahoma Standard can be something we do every day for every Oklahoman because there is an addiction tornado that is devastating our homes and families.”

The crowd: At the event were Nancy and Tim Johnsen, Avilla Williams, Ann Felton and Bob Gilliland, Lil and Bill Ross, Becky and Alan Roten, Brenda and Tom McDaniel, Patti and Dr. Mark Mellow, Oklahoma Commissioner of Health Terry L. Cline, White, Reggie Whitten, Polly Nichols, Kathy Walker, Jane and David Thompson, Barbara Thompson, Mary and Jim Richard, Anne and Barry Gray, Marshall Snipes, Joan Frates, Sarah Yoakam, Annie Bohanon, Anne and Dick Workman, Phyllis and Roger Strong, Carol and Sam Gann, Paula Love, Erin Fitzgerald, Sandy and Art Cotton, Grace and Patrick Ryan, Whitney and David Hooten, Debby and Michael Hampton, Randy Stafford, Katherine and Jim Buxton, Lynn Hardin and Joan and Coler Yoakam.


Event: Kylie Beal and David Gutzman were honorees at a tabletop couple's shower and dinner buffet in the home of Cindy and Jim Hazelwood. Co-hosts were Diane and Dr. Bob Cooke, Kim and Brooke Harry, Barbara and Abraham Essaili, Adelaide and Bill Liedtke and Cindi and Mike Shelby. They gave the couple a Mary Jurek Design vase filled with flowers.

Ambience: Coloful paper lanterns hung on tree branches and paper Mexican banners with the bride and groom's names created by Erin Hazelwood decorated the outdoor fireplace mantle, along with a lighted state of Texas wall hanging, a gift to the couple from her parents, Tina and Elby Beal. Greg Northwood played the guitar.

Menu: Mexican street tacos were served with Mexican beer, frozen margaritas in mason jars, chocolate and white Texas sheet cakes and chocolate hazelnut macaroons from EE Macaroons.

Guests: Bette Jo and Frank Hill, Penny and John McCaleb, Vicki and Jim English, Kathy and Hal Brown, Wendy Simpson, Mary and Bill Price, Eileen Everett, Sody and Robert Clements, Pat Gallagher, Doug Parr, Julie and Brian Tibbs, Tina and Elby Beal, Rev. Patrick Bright, Debbie Konieczny and The Rt. Rev. Edward Konieczny, Dennis Gutzman, Mary Fleske, Chris Beal, Barbie and John Moon, Diana and Steve Fleske, Amanda Essaili and Stacey and Mark Tayar.

Wedding: The couple plans to be married in August in Park City, Utah.


Occasion: A group of Casady School mothers from the Class of 2000 who are in a birthday club entertained at a garden dinner and wedding shower for Jennifer Schopflin Brown, who married Cooper Brown in March. The party was in the home of Marilyn and Bud Meade. Cooper Brown's mother, Beccy Fike, is a member of the group.

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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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