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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 11

Show House Evening, Birthday Party, Special Award, Reception, Derby Day Brunch, Wedding Shower, Anniversary
by Helen Ford Wallace and Heather Warlick Published: May 11, 2014


Party: Jose Freede and daughters Cathy Freede and Margaret Owens were hostesses for a private evening party at the Symphony Show House. Guests enjoyed the Show House tour of the 18th floor penthouse at United Founders Tower before dinner.

Flowers/food: Tall vases of roses, hydrangeas, Gerber daisies, orchids and tulips decorated the food tables and lower versions of the bouquets were set where guests were seated. On the menu was tenderloin of beef, salmon and chicken and vegetables, plus a special array of desserts. Tablecloths were beige and the matching chair backs featured bows.

Seen: Among the 120 guests were Dana and Chris Gordon, Polly and Larry Nichols, Mary Nichols, Mary and Bill Price, Jim Vallion, Bob Slovacek, Barbara Beeler, Ron White, Joan Gilmore, Judge Dan Owens, Debby and Paul Dudman, Ann and David Brown, Linda Steinhorn, Val and Jim Zaslaw, Elienne Brown, Charles Freede, Kelsey and Dr. Roland Walters, Sandy and Stewart Meyers, Anne and Ed Dalton, Lois and John Salmeron. Paige and Ben Dougherty, Callie Gordon, Matthew Athey. Kate Dark, Bryan Gordon, Barbara and Judge Ralph Thompson, Vernon Hyde and Darla and John deSteiguer.


Events: John Trigg was honored at two 85th birthday parties. His wife, Lynne, was hostess for a party for his high school and college friends and daughters Ann McBride and Marylee Strange gave a party for his family and work friends.

Invitations: Both invitations featured pictures of him as a child, in college and last year at a family reunion in Colorado.

Menus: Friday night’s menu was a Mexican buffet and Saturday night’s dinner was his favorite meal of navy beans, ham and corn bread.

Seen: Among the people at the parties were Ruth and Bill Strange, Trish and Max Clark, Janice and Joe Dan Trigg, Janie Thompson, Courtney Greer, Juliann and Katylee Strange, Andrew Green, Rita Moore, Faith Mary and Randy Everest, Jan and Bill Robinson, Geraldine Raupe, Shirley Blaik, Nancy deCordova, Carole Drake, Janette and Mick Everson, Betty Jo Law, Sue Simmons, Joann Ingle and Dawn and Dick Cain.


Occasion: Donna Nigh was awarded the John R. Bozalis M.D. Children’s Wellness Award for her efforts in encouraging healthy choices for Oklahoma youth. The Schools for Healthy Lifestyles Children’s Wellness Award reception was at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Dr. Michael Crutcher gave the SHL overview and honorary chairman Kim Henry gave introductions. Presenting sponsor was Tom Travis from IBC Bank.

Entertainment: Students from Will Rogers Elementary in Shawnee danced.

Overview: SHL serves 59 elementary state schools and partners with 50 public and private health-related organizations. Dr. John Bozalis is board chairman.


Reception: Dr. Sudhir Khanna was the honoree at a reception given by Sam and Dr. Murali Krishna and Nancy and Tim Johnsen in the Krishna home in the Mulholland addition of Edmond. Khanna, an Oklahoma City nephrologist, is the new chief of staff at Integris Baptist Medical Center. He has also been chief of staff at Integris Edmond Medical Center. He and his wife, Dr. Veena Khanna, were introduced by the president of Integris Health Bruce Lawrence, and COO and executive VP of Integris Health, Chris Hammes.

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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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by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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