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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, September 9, 1998
Ward, Daggett exchange wedding vows
Family and loved ones participated in a worship experience
during the uniting in marriage of Miss Revis Levette Ward of
Eugene, Oregon, and Mr. Marsh Lea Daggett of Fort
Stockton/Kermit, at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 11.
The bride is the daughter of John W. "Jay" and Anna Beth
Ward of Fort Davis and the granddaughter of the late Walter
E. and Martha (Camp) Anderson, pioneer ranchers of
Plains/Denver City and the late Irby and Cora (Cole) Ward of
Denver City/Gainesville, Texas.
He is the son of George and Jimmie (Morgan) Snapp of Bronte
and Merrell and Ann (McGilvray) Daggett of Fort Stockton and
the grandson of Dr. Marsha (Lea) Daggett, from a pioneer
ranching family, Fort Stockton, and the late Walter Daggett
of Pecos/Franklin. Lea also claims the parents of Ann
Daggett as his grand-parents, Mrs. Gene McGilvray, Fort
Stockton/Sheffield, and the late Baker McGilvray, pioneer
ranchers from Sheffield. Last year both Revis and Lea were
employed as teachers by the Pecos Independent School
District, and Lea, also, was a coach.
The setting in the garden of the historic Gage Hotel,
Marathon, lent to the natural decor typical of the Marathon
Basin and Chihuahuan Desert, though freshly cut floral
arrangements (the red spray rose being the focal point) were
strategically placed about the grounds, as well as carefully
situated clay pots containing mixed flowers and greenery,
and large white satin bows.
The six-foot water fountain in the midst of the hotel's
garden, flanked with huge wrought-iron candellabra, served
as the backdrop before which the handsomely striking couple
stood. Pastor Charles E. Koch of the Church in the
Mountains, Fort Davis, was the officiant for the double-ring
ceremony that had been composed personally by the bride and
The following were escorts for the matron family members of
the betrothed: Bud Daggett for Marsha Daggett; Guy Gladson
for Mama Gene McGilvray; Bud Daggett for Ann Daggett; Guy
Gladson for Jimmie Snapp, and Maurice Zimmerman, Jr. for
Anna Beth Ward. All of these ladies wore corsages containing
a cyrnbiniurn orchid, a red spray rose, together with the
flower of her choice mixed with baby's breath and interwoven
with metallic gold ribbon.
Cherish and Reese Zimmerman, niece and nephew of the bride,
served as candlelighters.
Cherish wore a fitted black and white cotton floral
ankle-length, sleeveless dress that had a V-shaped neckline
and empire waist. Reese's outfit matched that of the groom's
Mrs. Madeline Manning Mims, Tulsa, OK, four-times Olympian
Gold and Silver Medalist, and Goodwill Ambassador, offered
her rendition of "I Will Be Here," made popular by Steven
Curtis Chapman. She also sang "From This Moment On,"
popularized by Shaniah Twain and Brian White.
The magnificent sounds from the keyboard resonated
throughout the hotel complex as Nancy Davis (Mrs. Bill),
Fort Davis, offered her version of Richard Wagner's, "Bridal
Chorus," thus signaling the official entry of the wedding
entourage from the ~sou~thwest archway of the hotel's
Brittney Daggett, Dallas, daughter of the groom, dropped
rose petals preceding the bride's entry along the lengthy
portico next to the flower beds and winding vines in the
picturesque garden. She wore an ankle-length dress of ivory
silk organza that had a matching satin streamer atop the
empire waist. A small floral halo about her head, composed
of misty blue limonium, complemented her outfit.
The radiant bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an
ivory gown of very finely woven silk shantung. The fitted
bodice, of imported Alacron lace over the shantung, was
sleeveless and had a modified V-shaped neckline. From the
basque waistline of the bodice hung a flowing skirt complete
with a chapel train, all of which were appliqued with lace
rosettes that matched the bodice A large bow was joined
immediately below the waist to the center-back portion of
Her doubled, tea-length ivory tulle veil, attached to an
ivory silk shantung rosette-covered halo, had a bouffant
illusion in the back portion of the halo.
The bridal bouquet designed by Nancy Davis of Fort Davis
Flower and Gifts, consisted of bridal white roses
intermingled with white gardenias, arranged with dendrobian
orchids, in cascading fashion, with a base of English ivy,
the whole of which was criss-crossed with strands of
transparent ivory ribbon trimmed in gold along its edges.
The bride presented her mother with a single long-stemmed
American Beauty red rose prior to the ceremony and made the
same presentation to the groom's mother following the
For something old, the bride wore her lace-up brown calfskin
Ropers and carried an ivory lace-trimmed handkerchief that
had belonged to her late paternal grandmother. For something
new, she wore her bridal outfit and pearl earrings that had
been a gift from the groom's mother. These had been custom
designed from a pearl necklace that had once belonged to the
groom's paternal great-grandmother, then given to the
groom's paternal grandmother, then given to the groom's
mother. Revis also wore diamond earrings, a wedding gift
from the groom. Her single strand necklace of pearls had
been a gift from her sister Tanya in 1994, whenever Revis
was an attendant in the former's wedding.
For something borrowed, the bride carried a New Testament
belonging to lifetime friend and distant cousin Joan Parker
Mitchell (Mrs. John) of Fort Davis, both of whom belong to
the Parker Family of Texas History fame. Mrs. Mitchell had
carried that same New Testament during her Houston wedding
in 1951. For something blue, the bride chose to wear the
bridal garter that her mother had worn in 1953.
Tanya Nolen (Mrs. Richard), Baytown, sister of the bride,
served as Matron of Honor. Her ankle-leng~, fitted black
crepe de chine silk dress, was designed with an empire
waist, dainty cap sleeves and a gradually rounded neckline
in the front and a plunging back neckline that prominently
displayed her necklace, a single strand of pearls. Below the
back neckline were two oval openings above the back zippered
closure. The dress contained an above-the-knee slit on the
skirt's left panel for ease in walking. She carried an
assorted floral arrangement in the center of which was a red
spray rose. Likewise, the bridal attendants wore matching
dresses and carried matching floral bouquets.
The bridal attendants were Valynda Henington (Mrs. Greg) of
Cotopaxi, CO/Terlingua, sister of the bride; Shawn Zimmerman
(Mrs. Maurice), Fort Davis, sister of the bride; Irene
Ernhart (Mrs. Kevin), Fort Davis, long-time friend and
former classmate of the bride; Lisa Garbe (Mrs. Brian),
Heyworth, Ill., college friend; Miss Pamela Hosten, Hereford
AZ, college friend; and Miss Virginia McInerney, Columbus,
OH, college friend.
The groom looked stately in his black long-tailed tuxedo
jacket with black western-cut trousers, his satin
buttoned-up gold and black vest, his white formal shirt with
black Western tie, his black calfskin Ropers and his black
Western hat. His left lapel was graced with a boutonniere
containing red spray rosebud, white gardenia (that matched
the bride's bouquet) and English ivy.
Andy Villalba, Sidney, TX, lifetime friend and former
classmate, was the best man. His outfit matched that of the
groom, as did the outfits of all of the groomsmen, with the
exception that no one else wore a vest except the young
pages; and the Western hat was optional. Groomsmen included
Rick Gardner, Washington, OK, brother-in-law of the groom;
Alan Parker, San Angelo, brother-in-law of the groom; David
Snider, San Angelo, friend; Danny Stogner, San Angelo,
friend; James Holland, San Angelo, friend; and Anthony
Domeck, Tulsa, OK, former coaching associate of the bride.
Pages were Mason Daggett, Dallas, son of the groom, and
Dakota Zimmerman, Fort Davis, nephew of the bride. Their
outfits were identical to the one worn by the groom.
Revis is a graduate of Fort Davis High School and Oral
Roberts University, Tulsa, OK. She is currently an assistant
volleyball coach at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Lea was graduated from Fort Stockton High School and Angelo
State University, San Angelo. He is on the coaching staff of
Kermit High School where he is head softball coach,
assistant football coach and head junior varsity basketball
coach. He also teaches high school biology.
Out-of-town guests came from Wales, England, Brazil, Mexico,
AL, AZ, CA, CO, GA, HI, IL, OH, OK, PA, as well as many
places in Texas, to witness this momentous occasion.
The couple is at home in Eugene, OR and Kermit, TX, their
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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