Katherine Bel Weeks

Born: November 13, 1917 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Died: April 16, 1986 in Sugarland, Texas
Buried: Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 1)
Father: Richard Hammond Weeks, Sr.
Mother: Irene Moeling Paret
Husband: Richard Alan Anderson
Married: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Children: Mary Letitia Anderson
William Eric Anderson
John Robbin Anderson
Edward Lock Anderson


        A BEAUTIFUL wedding of the season occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lock Paret, 904 Broad street, Saturday evening when Miss Katherine Bel Weeks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Albert Richardson, became the bride of Richard Alan Anderson, Ensign United States Naval Reserve, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Anderson.
        The wedding united two popular members of the younger set and claims much interest in Lake Charles and throughout the state.
        In the presence of relatives and close friends of the young couple the Rev. George F. Wharton, rector of the Episcopal church, read the double ring service. The bridegroom wore his great-great-grandfather's hand carved wedding ring and the bride's was a replica of his.
        The bride was given in marriage by her father and had as her attendant, Mrs. G. A. Sullivan. Dr. Robbin C. Anderson of Austin, Texas, only brother of the bridegroom as best man.
The wedding music was furnished by Miss Harriet Lanz, violinist, Miss Annelle Henderson, vocalist, and Miss Audrey Claire Moody, pianist. Miss Lanz played "Still Still With Thee" and Miss Henderson sang "O Perfect Love" both accompanied by Miss Moody, who played "Wedding March" from Lohengrin by Wagner as the bridal party descended the stairway intertwined with greenery and caught with garlands of plumosus fern.
        The ceremony took place in the living room before the mantel centered by a sunburst arrangement of white gladioli and asters with a background of palms providing a contrasting note. On each side were floor standards of gladioli and asters and cathedral candles gleaming in pedestal candelabra. Elsewhere about the room were clusters of the same flowers. The reception hall was in white asters and palms.
        The bride's wedding gown was an exquisite model of lace and chiffon. The close fitting waist of aquamarine lace extended to the hips in long points into a very full floor-length skirt of white chiffon. She wore a three-tiered finger-tip length veil of tulle and carried a cascade bouquet of bouvardia, gardenias and French maline. Her only ornament was a gold bracelet, a gift of the bridegroom's grandfather to his bride on their wedding day.
        Mrs. Sullivan was charmingly gowned in a frock of white organdy with a blue lace jacket. She wore a corsage of glamellias.
        Mrs. Richardson, mother of the bride, wore a blue chiffon evening gown, the waist em-broidered in crystal beads. Mrs. Anderson, mother of the bridegroom, was attired in black and white, the waist of white organdy and the skirt of black taffeta. They both wore corsages of rubrum lilies and ivy leaves.
        A reception followed the ceremony. The dining room was in white. The bridal table, laid in Madeira, was centered by an arrangement of white carnations, bouvardia and caladium leaves. The wedding cake, a beautiful three-tiered confection decorated in rosebuds and leaves, was topped by a bride and groom standing beneath an arch.

Lake Charles American Press, Thursday, April 17, 1986, p. 2:


        Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Anderson, 68, of Houston, a native and former resident of Lake Charles, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18 in the chapel of George H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home.
        The Rev. Charles Choate and Dr. Milton E. Cunningham will officiate. A graveside service at 4 p.m. will be held in Goos Cemetery in Lake Charles.
        Mrs. Anderson died Wednesday in a Houston hospital.
        Survivors are one daughter, Dr. Mary Anderson Bordelon of New Orleans; three sons, Bill, Robbin and Edward Anderson, all of Houston; one brother, Richard Hammond Weeks of Conroe, Texas, three grandchildren and three step grandchildren.