The Norman Transcript


July 29, 2012

Parker, Long

NORMAN — Mary Beth Parker and Dean Russell Long, both of Norman, exchanged wedding vows on June 16, at Trinity Baptist Church, Norman. The Rev. Ronnie W. Rogers, senior pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, officiated the ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Les and Peggy Parker, Norman. Grandparents of the bride, are the late Coy and Ruth Cornelison, Edmond, and the late Clinton and Edith Parker, Oklahoma City.

Parents of the groom are David and Nina Long, Onalaska, Wis. Grandparents of the groom are Murray and Margaret O’Neal, Three Rivers, Texas, Russell and Nell Long, Oklahoma City, formerly of Norman. The groom’s sister is Becky Long, Onalaska.

Music during the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Randy Presley, minister of music Trinity Baptist Church, who served as pianist and vocalist. Petrina Johnson served as violinist.

The bride wore an ivory English net strapless gown featuring a tucked bodice with an embellished band. The full A-line skirt, which had a chapel-length train, had lace motifs and lace scallop at the hem.

The bride carried a bouquet of three dozen yellow roses.

Serving as matron of honor was Christin Davidson, Mustang.

Bridesmaids were Petrina Johnson, Janesville, Wis., Jenny Bodenhamer, Norman, and Adrianne DeKlotz, Chandler.

Serving as best man was David Daniels, Richardson, Texas.

Groomsmen were Ben Sturm, Schaumburg, Ill., Matt Bodenhamer, Norman, and Steven Ness, Midwest City.

Ushers were Steven Watson, Michael Vincent, Chris Krycho and Alan Maricle all of Norman.

Attending the guest book was Julie Shilling, Norman.

A reception took place at Trinity Baptist Church. Reception assistants were Ginger Tinney, Mary Gray, Ricki Norman, Aubrey Maricle, Jenny Lin, Karen King, Kathy Presley and Sheila Brumfield

The bride is a graduate of Community Christian School, Norman, and has a master of library and information studies degree from the University of Oklahoma. She is employed as a cataloger at Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City.

The groom is a graduate of Onalaska High School, Onalaska, and has a masters of computer science from OU. He is an applications developer/analyst at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Oklahoma City.

Following an eight-day, small-ship cruise on the Inside Passage of Alaska from Sitka to Juneau, the couple resides in Norman.

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