Betty Lou Rathbun
Betty Lou Rathbun

Miss Betty Lou Rathbun, daughter of Dr. and Mrs, Lyle Rathbun, 747 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, became the bride of Bruce Milton Hatton of Huntington Park Oct. 24 in the Westminster Presbyterian Church chapel in Ontario.

The church was decorated with a tall basket of white gladioli, asters, stock and silver-sprayed dollar eucalyptus. The Rev. Clifford T. Wilkinson performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride wore a sapphire blue imported silk taffeta gown with embroidered, bell shaped skirt. A blue satin tiara seeded with pearls held her short illusion veil. She wore a single strand of pearls, the gift of the bride-groom, and carried a cascade arrangement of white roses.

Miss Mary Volk, San Marino, college friend of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore fushia imported brocade and carried a pink carnations and garnet roses.

William Hatton, brother of the bridegroom, Seal Beach, was the best man. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. Milton Hatton, Sough Gate.

Robert Rathbun, brother of the bride, Ontario, and Ronald Rathbun, her cousin, Burbank, were ushers and candle lighters.

Mrs. William Hatton, Seal Beach was soloist.

Patio dinner 

After the wedding, the bridal party and relatives went to the bride’s home for buffet dinner. The dining table was centered with the wedding cake, flanked by silver candelabra and silver baskets of white stock and asters. Tables lined the outdoor, enclosed patio.

The bride’s brother, Robert, made candle flowers which were lighted and floating in the fish pond. He also designed candle lamps which decorated the patio.

Out-of-town relatives attending were Mrs. Edith Cope, Corona Del Mar, Theodore Emanuel and Mrs. William Schroeder, Adele, Mary and William, Los Angeles; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ensley, Cynthia, Lynette and David, Thermal; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hatton, Seal Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hood, Alhambra; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Joslin, San Diego; Mrs. John Poyet and Miss Carolyn Poyet, Anaheim; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rathbun, Ronald and Vicki, Burbank; and Mrs. Fred D. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith, Riverside.

Has M.A. Degree

The bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Perry Ensley, were early pioneers, arriving in Ontario in 1884 and 1887. She was graduated from Chaffey High School and Occidental College where she was active in speech, drama, and writing. She received a masters degree in speech from the University of Southern California and taught one year at Colton High School and the past two years at Campo High School and junior high.

Mr. Hatton is a third generation Californian. He was awarded the Memorial Freshman Scholarship at Occidental College and was graduated in 1955 with a degree in political science. He was in the Air Force’s management program at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and served in the Army in Korea.

Now Employed by the Los Angeles Board of Education as an assistant administration analyst in educational housing, Mr. Hatton is working for his masters degree in business administration at USC.

The couple visited Las Vegas, Zion, and Bryce Parks and the Grand Canyon. They will return next week to live at 6647 Malabar Street, Huntington Park.

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