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Wedding – Krampe-Jansen-Smith

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Donice Noelle Krampe-Jansen and Jim C. Smith, both of Grass Valley, were married June 22 at the Army Reserve Center in Camp Parks in Dublin. The ceremony was officiated by Army Reserve Chaplain LTC Robert O. Krieger.

The bride is the daughter of Jann James of Pleasant Hill, Larry Jansen of Washington state and Donald and Jean Krampe of Murrieta. She is a graduate of Leeward Hawaii University and Los Medanos Nursing School.

She has served in the armed forces and national guard since 1974, and works as an international radio broadcaster.



The groom, a Nevada Union High School graduate, is the son of Dennis E. Smith of Oroville and Cathy Wayne Hooper and Clint Hooper, both of Idaho. He served in the armed forces, national guard and reserves for 28 years. He works in telecommunications.

Both bride and groom are volunteers with the Hugh O?Brian Youth Foundation.




The bride wore a Victorian-style lace gown trimmed with pearls, a lace headpiece and a fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of red, yellow and purple flowers. She also carried her great-grandmother’s Bible, her grandmother’s wedding ring and a British penny in her shoe.

A color guard of groomsmen formed an arch of sabers, through which the couple passed, as per military tradition.

The maid of honor was Sgt. Maj. Azina of San Lorenzo.

The bridesmaids were SGM Cooper and SFC Charlene Lewis-Maxon of Concord.

The flower girl was Aliyah McGrue, age 7, of Fremont.

The ring bearer was the bride’s son, Justin Davis, 9, of Grass Valley.

The best man was LTC Clay Bradfield of Santa Maria.

The groomsmen were LTC William Story of Turlock, SFC Joseph Calabrese of Dublin and Major Tuomala of Reno.

The ushers were Maj. Rob Williams of Anderson, Maj. Mark Moses of Corning; and the bride’s sons Aaron and Ken Davis, both of Grass Valley.

Approximately 150 guests attended the military wedding and reception.

Two wedding cakes were decorated with blue and gold icing, traditional Army colors.

Special guests included the parents and staff of Echo Ridge School, members of Seventh Day Adventist Church of Grass Valley, Maj. General Rodney M. and Verna Kobayashi of Washington state, and Major Gen.(ret.) G. Walter and Lucie Titus.

A poem, “Marriage Vows,” was read by the bride’s son Aaron Davis and Jennifer Bond during the ceremony.

Music was provided by organist MSG Joe Macaranas of San Jose and vocalist Colleen Bond of Penn Valley.

The wedding planners were Colleen Bond and Katherine Whitmeyer of San Lorenzo.

The guest-book attendants were Kelly Filipps and Linda McGrue.

The videographer was SFC Charles McGrue.

The photographers were SGT Mike Miles and Greg Nichols.

The couple honeymooned in Bodega Bay and Sea Ranch Resort.

They live in Grass Valley.


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