Announcements & Celebrations


Kelsey Ann Butenschoen and Gabriel Lee Rader were married on December 28, 2007 in Killeen, Texas at the Bell County Court House with Justice of the Peace, Bill Cooke, officiating.

Kelsey is the daughter of Mary Newby of Bellingham and Matt Butenschoen of Bellingham. She graduated from Squalicum High School in 2006 and is currently a sophomore at the University of Washington.

Gabe is the son of Brenda Rader of Bellingham and the late Jeffery Rader. He graduated from Squalicum High School in 2005 and is currently a specialist serving in the United States Army.

The wedding proposal took place in Killeen, Texas. The couple took a wedding trip to San Antonio, Texas. When Gabe returns from Iraq, the couple will have a ceremony to include family and friends.