Howard and Barbara La Favre



Howard and Barbara La Favre

News article about wedding (1948):


By Virginia Barber

Wedding vows were said by Barbara Virginia Barber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Underhill Barber of 2425 Turnbull Canyon Road, North Whittier Heights, and by Howard Floyd La Favre, son of the Reverend and Mrs. Floyd La Favre of Long Beach on Sunday afternoon, August 29th at four o'clock before an altar made into a beautiful bridal bower by tall white baskets filled with pink and white gladioli and blue delphinium and by banks of ferns and palms with lighted star tapers in numerous standard candelabra in the background, in the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Whittier, the father of the groom officiating in the single ring ceremony.

The lovely bride entered on the arm of her father. Her white satin gown had a long train with matching long veil of net falling from a crown of seed pearls. The bouquet of flowers carried on her arm was a cascade of white roses mixed with shaded pink roses the same as those of her bridal escort. She carried out the old custom of "something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe." For something old she wore a French golden cross and chain that had belonged to her great grandmother, the late Mrs. Russell Merritt Wing of Evanston, Ill.

The bridesmaids were Naydeen Roddewig of Puente, Ruth La Favre of Long Beach, sister of the groom, and Mary Lou Clark of Brentwood. All were gowned in full length formals of soft green taffeta with capped sleeves, and carried graceful bouquets in half circles of white roses accented with pink roses with deep pink roses for Miss Roddewig and light pink roses for Miss Clark. The matron of honor was Mrs. Cari Jacobson of North Whittier Heights. She was similarly gowned, only in dark green with her flower bouquet all in white. Gold chokers were worn by the young women of the party.

The best man was Gerald La Favre of Puente, brother of the groom. The ushers were Wesley Greayer of Los Angeles and Alfred and Don Dueck of Perris. The men, including the groom, wore white coats, dark trousers, and maroon boutonnieres.

Songs were sung by Charles Miller of Long Beach and were "Because," and Grieg's "I Love Thee." During the ceremony he softly sang "The Lord's Prayer." The organist was Mrs. Q. E. Henricks, wife of the pastor of the church.

Following the ceremony, a reception was given at the Green Gables Wedding Chapel of Whittier. The bridal party received in a bridal alcove beautified with white flowers, ferns, and lighted tapers.

The happy couple cut a four-tier bride's cake that was circled by a handsome garland of gardenias. The cake was served by Mrs. Arthur Ratliff of the Heights. The music was in charge of Dorothy Ann Richards, also of the Heights. The guest book was attended by Mrs. Zon Noulis of Los Angeles, sister of the groom.

The mother of the groom wore a teal gown with a shoulder corsage of gardenias; the mother of the bride wore a turquoise gown with a corsage of yellow rosebuds and jasmine.

The couple left immediately on a two weeks honeymoon trip to Yellowstone National Park, The Great Tetons, Salt Lake City, Zion and Bryce Parks, and the Grand Canyon.

The bride wore a golden tan suit, a white French blouse, and Kelly green accessories - feathered hat, gloves, shoes, and purse.

Both the bride and groom are graduates of Puente High School and both attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. The groom has had additional college training at Whittier College and will again enter there this fall. He had two years overseas in the United States Navy during the war.

Top (left to right): Agnes La Favre, Marilyn Yackel (Howard's cousin) and Barbara La Favre. In stroller: Jeffrey La Favre

Jeffrey Stephen La Favre with his great grandmothers, Stella Wing Martinelli (left) and Mary Huntzinger La Favre. Jeff's first birthday.

Jeffrey and Howard La Favre. Motorcycle is a Triumph Tiger. December 1950.

View of San Gabriel Valley from Howard and Barbara's second home at 2151 Turnbull Canyon Road, Hacienda Heights, California. Stella's house is on left side of photo, just right of tall pine tree.

Jeffrey La Favre -