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Wedding – Howell-Washburn

Submitted photoErik Washburn and Jessica Howell
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Jessica May Howell and Erik Robert Washburn, both of Davis, were married July 10 at the Crystal Hermitage Chapel at Ananda Village in Nevada City. The ceremony was conducted by Yvonne Strejcek. The ceremony incorporated poetry by Robert Frost, passages from I Corinthians, passages from Buddha’s teachings and a Navajo blessing.

Approximately 65 guests attended the ceremony and buffet reception at the Lake Wildwood clubhouse.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. Janet D. Howell of Lake Wildwood and Jerry Howell of Woodland Hills. She is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and of the University of California at Davis. She is currently a doctoral student of English Literature and an English instructor at UC-Davis. Her affiliations include the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.



The bridegroom is the son of Dr. Mark and Roseann Washburn of Salinas. He is a graduate of UC-Santa Cruz, and is currently a second-year medical student at UC-Davis Medical School.

The bride wore a full-length ivory-colored gown with embroidered overlay, and carried a bouquet of wildflowers. She also wore an antique pearl necklace from her mother’s family.




The matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Kat Ryn Howell, of Reseda.

The bridesmaids were Mandy Dawn Kuntz of Davis and Lianne Kitzis of Hays, Kan.

The junior bridesmaids were the bride’s nieces, Steffanie Howell-Bowerman and Deanna Howell-Bowerman, both of Reseda.

The flower girl was the bride’s niece, Amber Howell-Bowerman, age 9, of Reseda.

The ring bearer was the bride’s nephew, Brandon Howell- Bowerman, age 7, of Reseda.

The best man was Benjamin Miltz of Chico.

The groomsmen were Jeffrey Buck of Salinas and David Cunningham of Santa Barbara.

The ushers were Gerry Rhodes of Salinas and Roger Bowerman of Reseda.

Music was provided by harpist Lisa Stine and flutist Shawn Haussler.

The guest book attendants were the groom’s sister and brother-in-law, Karen Washburn and Steven Ness.

The photographer was Susan Yee of Sacramento.

The couple honeymooned on Kauai.

They live in Davis.


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