The Caddo Herald
March 11, 1943
Miss Zuleika Boland Becomes Bride of Private Ray Pace
Miss Zuleika Elizabeth Boland, daughter of Mr. John L. Boland of Caddo, became the bride of Private Ray Pace, son of Mrs. R. L. Pace, also of Caddo, in a simple but impressive ceremony in the home of the bride Sunday evening at 7 o’clock. The Reverend Father Gerard Nathe of St. Gregory’s college, Shawnee, performed the rites before only a few friends and relatives.
The vows were exchanged before an altar improvised before a bay window. Picardy gladioli in altar baskets as well as the floor candelabra banked the altar on either side.
Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. Troy Reed of Durant, accompanied by Miss Marguerite Harral also of Durant, sang “Because” by D’Hardelot and “Ava Maria” by Schubert. As Mrs. Reed sang Miss Myra Jean Guthrie of Caddo and Mr. Jack Turnbull of Norman lighted the candles. Mrs. W. Horace Power, sister of the bride, played the traditional “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin by Wagner for the processional and followed the ceremony with Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dressmaker suit of blue with navy accessories. Her bouquet was of call lilies. The maid of honor, Miss Margarette Boland, sister of the bride, wore a two-piece dress of dusty pink with black accessories and carried deep pink roses.
Mr. Bruce Pace of Ft. Smith Arkansas, brother of the bridegroom was best man. Mr. Pace and Mr. Boland wore white carnation boutonnieres.
Following the wedding the guests were invited into the dining room where Private and Mrs. Pace cut the first pieces of wedding cake. The refreshment table was laid with white linen. The all white centerpiece was of gladioli, snap dragons, and carnations in a crystal bowl and was set with crystal candlesticks on either side. Miss Estelle Boland of St. Louis and Mrs. Mary Turnbull of Norman, aunt of the bride, presided at the refreshment table while Mrs. Power cut the cake. Assisting in the dining room were Misses Myra Jan Guthrie, Margarette Boland, and Mrs. Bruce Pace. Miss May Lee Turnbull of Norman was in charge of the guest book.
Following the reception Private and Mrs. Pace left for a brief wedding rip in Arkansas. Mrs. Pace’s corsage for travel was of gardenias.