Kooiman Family Gathering 1953

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Kooiman Family Gathering 1953 - Kooiman Family Gathers in Bellflower for Gala...
Kooiman Family Gathers in Bellflower for Gala Reunion By GERTKUDE STOFFELS o r . , Kan- A festive dinner and social evening marked the occasion of a delightful family gathering in which 80 members, descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Kooiman Kooiman participated in the Bellflower Bellflower Woman's Clubhouse. Leading members among the guests were the five Kooiman daughters whose families included included their husbands, children and their children's families, many of whom are prominent business people in the Artcsia and Bellflowcr area. The five are Mrs. Gcrben Bouma of Bellflower, Bellflower, Mrs. John Van Den Bosch of Artesia, Mrs. Peter Bouma of Artesia. Mrs. Edward Talcn of Chicago and Mrs. Jim Browcr of Montana. It has been many years since the local group have seen the eastern kin who now are their houseguests. Also present and related. to the group were the John De Young family who included a daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. John Hollebeek of the Third Christian R e f o r m e d . Church of Bellflower. Colored moving pictures taken of the family throughout the years and scenes taken in Holland before World War II were shown by Mr. De Young. O':her entertainment entertainment included a vocal duet by Mrs, Peter Bouma and Mrs. Paul Smith \yho were accompanied accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Hone- beck. A unique family setup was created through the unanimous desire to make the event an annual one. Business tactics entered entered into the occasion when a decision was readied to take a ballot and elect a group of officers officers to make arrangements and have full responsibility for the functioning of future events. Elected were Mrs. Gerben Bouma, Bouma, president; Mrs. Lena Bouma Bouma of Buena Park, vice president; president; Cotton. Bouma of Artesia, treasurer, and Mrs. Paul Smith of Artesia, secretary. viewing a fashion show conducted conducted by the auxiliary of the Osteopathic Physicians Association of which their hostesses are members. members. Houseguests during the past week at the homes of the Camerons, 9846 Belmont Ave,, and the Wendell Orrs of 6148 Faculty Ave., were Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Werner and son Charles of Grants Pass, Ore,, who attended attended a three-day 'medical session in Los Angeles at the College of Medical Evangelists. They are former residents of this community where Dr. Werner had a private practice. He now operates a sanitarium in the Oregon city. The third concert of the season by the Bellflower Community Community Concert Association in the John Simms Park Auditorium was followed by a reception given for the featured young artist Janice Moudry, an American American mezzo-soprano, who delighted delighted her audience with her rich, full-toned voice. In charge of the reception was Mrs. Harry Gallaugher, wife of the concert association president. Chairmen of the hostess hostess committee comprised of wives of local physicians, were Mrs. Jack Hoekzema and Kenneth Voss. Plan Wedding for Late Summer Planning an August wedding are Miss JoAnne M. Bruley of Lynwood and William D. Turner of Seal Beach. Their betrothal is being told by the bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Bruley of Lynwood. At a recent meeting of Ave Maria, Miss Bruley traditionally traditionally passed a box of chocolates her sorority sisters revealing engagement. She is a graduate

Clipped from Independent Press-Telegram15 Mar 1953, SunPage 74

Independent Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California)15 Mar 1953, SunPage 74
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