Durango Herald-Democrat, February, 1938
In a lovely wedding of marked simplicity, performed Sunday, February 6, 1938, at the home of the bride’s parents, Miss Ruby Nelson, attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Nelson, of Sunnyside, became the bride of John W. Zink, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Zink, of the Animas Valley. The Rev. Homer E. Root, of Durango, performed the ceremony.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was charmingly gowned in Copenhagen blue taffeta, adorned with a corsage of white sweetpeas. A string of pearls and a bridal wreath of the Swedish myrtle completed her ensemble. She carried a delicate white lace handkerchief which had been carried by two other brides in the Nelson family. Bouquets of pink and white carnations and snapdragons made an artistic background against which the nuptials were read.
Guests at the wedding were Mrs. H.E. Root, Mrs. Kenneth Logan, the Mssrs. And Mesdames J .M. Nelson, L.E. Zink, Albert Zink, Rowan Dolan, little Miss Ritabelle Zink, Howard Zink, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Thompson, of Ouray. Mrs. Thompson, a sister of the bride, assisted Mrs. Nelson as hostess.
The young couple were both born and raised in La Plata County and both graduated from Durango High School. They have for the past few years been associated with the Hermosa Nurseries and Floral Company, and will continue in this work. They will be at home to their friends in the little house adjacent to the greenhouse and nurseries.