Harold P. Donovan
(1922-1987)
Helen Arlene Ellerman
(1920-2007)
Brenda Jean Donovan
(1957-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Richard William Beecher

Brenda Jean Donovan 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 11 Mar 1957, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 2 7
  • Marriage (1): Richard William Beecher on 18 Oct 1975 in Oakville, Cumberland, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: LVQD-RMJ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Hays Grove: Mr. And Mrs. Harold Donovan announce the birth of a daughter, Brenda Jean, on Mar. 21 In the Carlisle Hospital. Mrs. Donovan returned home from the hospital with her daughter on Saturday., 29 Mar 1957, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 7

2. Newspaper: News-Chronicle: Miss Donovan, Richard Beecher are married in Oakville church, 11 Nov 1975, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 1 The Oakville United Methodist Church was the setting for the Oct. 18 wedding of Miss Brenda Jean Donovan and Richard William Beecher.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold P. Donovan, Newville R. D. 1, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Beecher, Newville R. D. 1.
Rev. Robert Strock performed the double-ring candlelight ceremony at 7 p.m. Brenda Hoch was organist.
Recital before the ceremony consisted of "O Promise Me", "I Love You Truly", "Because", theme from "Love Story", "We've Only Just Begun". "The Lord's Prayer" was played during the ceremony.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attired in a white double knit halter gown with a white lace jacket. A pearl embroidered cap held her shoulder-length veil. She carried a bouquet of white mums, pompons, daisies and green leaves.
Maid of honor was Miss Ginger Hair, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Miss Nancy Cornman, Newville R. D. 3, friend of the bride, and Miss Diane Donovan, Newville R. D. 1, cousin of the bride.
The attendants were attired in halter gowns with matching jackets and carried white baskets of daisies and carnations to match their gowns. Each wore a crown of white daisies in her hair. The maid of honor was in apricot and the bridesmaids were in avocado.
The flower girl was Miss Susan Stevens. She was attired in a long white dress with apricot jacket and carried a white basket of apricot-tipped daisies and carnations. She also wore a crown of white daisies in her hair.
The bride's mother was attired in a baby blue gown with Mother of Pearl trim and the bridegroom's mother was attired in a blue, pink, yellow and white printed gown. Both mothers wore corsages of blue-tipped carnations and pink rosebuds.
Ronald Donovan, brother of the bride, was best man. Ushers were Ronald Russell, Carlisle, and Michael Frengel, Walnut Bottom. Joseph Galuci was the ring bearer. The acolyte was Douglas Donovan.
A reception was held in the basement of the church following the ceremony. Miss Paige Keck registered guests. Gift receivers were Donald Donovan and Lee and Alan Shughart.
The bride is a 1975 graduate of Big Spring High School and is employed as a sales clerk at J. C. Wenzel and Sons, Inc., Carlisle.
The bridegroom is a 1972 graduate of Big Spring High School and is employed at AMP, Inc.
Following a wedding trip to Canada and Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Beecher are residing at Newville R. D. 1.
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3. Residence: 2250 Pine Rd, Newville, PA 17241 in 1993 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 2

4. Residence: on 2 Dec 2019 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 6


Brenda married Richard William Beecher, son of Richard Wayne Beecher and Erika Schwab, on 18 Oct 1975 in Oakville, Cumberland, PA.1 (Richard William Beecher was born on 28 Apr 1954 in , Cumberland, PA 9.)


Sources


1 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 11 Nov 1975, page 3.

2 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1. Brenda Jean Beecher, Newville, PA.

3 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJP3-L23H Christina M. Beecher, Newville, PA.

4 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 4 Nov 1975, page 3. Golden Anniversary of Mr. Mrs. Samuel A. Beecher.

5 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 5 Apr 1984, page 7.

6 Fogelsanger Bricker Funeral Home (Shippensburg, PA), https://www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/4049193/Beecher-Richard/ Obituary of Richard Wayne Beecher.

7 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 29 Mar 1957, page 7.

8 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 9 Mar 1987, page 4. Obituary of Harold P. Donovan.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1.



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