Summer ceremony unites couple
Laura Jean Wilcox of McCook and Matthew Brooks Clause of Gering were united in marriage June 22, 2002, at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with the Rev. Steve Bales of the Nazarene Church in McCook.
Parents of the couple are Mark and Betty Wilcox of McCook and Mark and Joyce Clause of Gering.
Grandparents of the couple are Lyle and Jean Wilcox of McCook, Helga Binkey of McCook, Earl and Carol Binkey of Trenton, May Clause of Gering and the late Kenneth Clause and Shirley Ward of Alliance and the late Frank Ward.
Sarah Wilcox of McCook, sister of the bride, served as the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Christy Garretson of McCook and Amber Fagan of Lincoln. The bride's personal attendant was Diana McCorkle of McCook.
The father of the bridegroom served as the best man. Bridegroomsmen were Ronald Ward of Mitchell, uncle of the bridegroom and Travis Clause of Fort Collins, Colo., cousin of the bridegroom.
The flower girl was Kimberly Ward of Mitchell, cousin of the bridegroom and the ring bearer was Ethan Wilcox of McCook, brother of the bride.
Ushers for the ceremony were Adam Powers of McCook, Brian Ward of Mitchell, cousin of the bridegroom, Aaron Clause of Fort Collins, cousin of the bridegroom and Colt McDonald of Trenton.
The pianist for the ceremony was Deb Wilcox of McCook, aunt of the bride and Michael Garretson of McCook served as the trumpeter. Christy Garretson and Adam Powers, both of McCook, served as vocalist.
The reception was in the basement of the United Methodist Church. Host couple were Allen and Colleen Clause of Bayard, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom and Dennis and Marsha Cox of Culbertson. The guestbook attendants were Angie Finnesy of McCook, cousin of the bride and Stacy Anderson of Lincoln. The gift carriers were Elizabeth Wilcox, sister of the bride, Grant Wilcox and Reid Wilcox, cousins of the bride, all of McCook. Reception assistants were Susie Finnesy and Deb Wilcox, both of McCook, aunts of the bride and Twila Clause of Fort Collins and Pam Ward of Mitchell, both aunts of the bridegroom.
The couple honeymooned in Hawaii.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of McCook High School, a 2000 graduate of McCook Community College and she is attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln working toward a degree in interior design.
The bridegroom is a 1999 graduate of Scottsbluff High School and is attending UNL working toward a degree in architecture.
The couple is making their home in Lincoln.