|Ensign Clark and Iowa Girl United At Naval Station
Groom Formerly Resided at Arenzville and Attended Illinois College
Ensign R. D. Clark USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Clark of
Arenzville, and Miss Roberta Wheelan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Wheelan of Washington, Iowa, were united in an impressive ceremony
performed Dec. 29, 1944, at 10:30 a.m. in the Quonset Point Naval Air
Station chapel, Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
The double ring service was performed by Lt. H. B McBlain,
chaplain at the station.
Miss Mary Lou Clark, sister of the groom, served as the bride's
attendant. Ensign Jack N. Smith, Glendale, Calif., acted as the best man.
The bride wore a two-piece street length winter white crepe
dress, with three-quarter sleeves, and gored skirt. The jacket panels
were embroidered with braid of the same material as the dress.
Her flowers consisted of an orchid corsage. She wore a gold
cross, a gift of the groom.
Miss Clark, bridesmaid, was attired in a two-piece pink pebble
crepe street length dress, embroidered with blue forget-me-nots, on
shoulder yoke and jacket panels. Her corsage was of white gladioli.
Mrs. Wheelan, the bride's mother, wore a two-piece orchid crepe
dress, with gored skirt, the front jacket panel designs being of
appliquéd flowers in the same material as the dress. Her accessories
were black, and she wore a corsage of yellow roses.
Mrs. Clark, the groom's mother, wore a pin-striped gray wool
suit, with a blouse of white eyelet embroidery, her accessories being
black and gray. Her corsage was of red roses.
The ceremony was followed by a reception for the wedding party
and guests at the Women's U. S. O., East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Ensign and Mrs. Clark left for a wedding trip to New York City.
For her going away costume the bride wore a two-piece melon colored suit
dress, and short fitted jacket. Her accessories were of winter white and black.
The bride graduated from Washington, Iowa, high school in 1941,
after which she attended Washington Junior College until 1943. She
received her B. A. degree in December at the University of Iowa where
she was affiliated with the Theta Sigma Phi national honorary society
for women in Journalism. She was managing editor of the Daily Iowan at
Iowa City, before graduation.
Ensign Clark was graduated from Arenzville high school in 1938,
after which he attended the University of Illinois. Later he enrolled at
Illinois College in Jacksonville, where he was graduated in 1942. Ensign
Clark is now stationed at Hyannis, Mass., where the couple will reside.