AROUND TOWN: 2013 debutantes take the stage

In an elegant evening of curtsies, flowing white gowns, pearls and long white gloves, 27 young women took the arms of their fathers - and one special uncle - to be presented in the 47th annual Colorado Springs Debutante Ball at The Broadmoor on Dec. 21.

By Linda Navarro Published: January 5, 2014 | 12:00 am 0
photo - 2013 Colorado Springs Debutantes   Back Row from left: Chelsea Renee Payne, Courtney Amanda Tibbetts, Marilyn Ane Alexander, Alyssandra Blair Smith, Hanna Jane Stockelman,
Sophia Evelyn Feffer, Savannah Grace Wielgus, Rylee Christian Domann 

 
3rd Row from left: Audrie Marie Aylward, Madeleine Jane MacGuire, Jessica Anne Bens, Kaitlin Gail Derrick
 
2nd Row from left: Caroline Sarah O'Shea, Waverly Grace Weeks, Taylor Marie Fogg, Mikala Leigh Price, Sydney Cosette Pinello
 
Front Row from left: Sarah Elizabeth Oldach, Morgan Alexandra Burch, Caroline Lindsay Fitzhugh, Katherine Elizabeth Duven, 
Katherine Lynn Pattee, Sara Elizabeth Petersilie, Cicely Louise Patterson, Kathryn Joyce Powell, Daphne Nicole Monroe,
Abigail Grace Dewhirst
2013 Colorado Springs Debutantes Back Row from left: Chelsea Renee Payne, Courtney Amanda Tibbetts, Marilyn Ane Alexander, Alyssandra Blair Smith, Hanna Jane Stockelman, Sophia Evelyn Feffer, Savannah Grace Wielgus, Rylee Christian Domann 3rd Row from left: Audrie Marie Aylward, Madeleine Jane MacGuire, Jessica Anne Bens, Kaitlin Gail Derrick 2nd Row from left: Caroline Sarah O'Shea, Waverly Grace Weeks, Taylor Marie Fogg, Mikala Leigh Price, Sydney Cosette Pinello Front Row from left: Sarah Elizabeth Oldach, Morgan Alexandra Burch, Caroline Lindsay Fitzhugh, Katherine Elizabeth Duven, Katherine Lynn Pattee, Sara Elizabeth Petersilie, Cicely Louise Patterson, Kathryn Joyce Powell, Daphne Nicole Monroe, Abigail Grace Dewhirst

In an elegant evening of curtsies, flowing white gowns, pearls and long white gloves, 27 young women took the arms of their fathers - and one special uncle - to be presented in the 47th annual Colorado Springs Debutante Ball at The Broadmoor on Dec. 21.

Over the years, the ball, rich in tradition and philanthropy, has raised $566,000 for the Fine Arts Center's acquisitions fund. Jim Raughton, the FAC board chairman who had served as the center's interim CEO, was in the formal receiving line as was his wife, Katherine Haughey Loo, grandmother of debutante Katherine Lynn Pattee.

The college freshmen from 11 area high schools who made up this year's class of debutantes were:

Marilyn Ane Alexander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell Alexander of Elbert County and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robert Alexander of Colorado Springs and Dr. Jerry Lee Osborne of Long Valley, N.J., and Marilyn Lois Rock of Denver. She is a graduate of Simla High School.

Audrie Marie Aylward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Allen Aylward of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Maria Louise Aylward of Neenah, Wis., and the late Edmund William Aylward Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert James Shadrick. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Jessica Anne Bens, niece of Lt. Col. Richard Frederick Benz and retired Maj. Linda Coburn Benz of Colorado Springs, and daughter of Colleen Marie Bens of Livermore, Calif., and the late Anthony Gerard Tirri and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Nelson Bens of Livermore and the late Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Tirri. She is a graduate of The Vanguard School.

Morgan Alexandra Burch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Burch of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Dexter Burch of Greeley and JoAnn Leffler of Eaton and the late John Alvin Leffler. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Kaitlin Gail Derrick, daughter of Col. William Michael Derrick and retired Lt. Col. Katherine Ryan Derrick of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Meadows Derrick of Peru, N.Y., and Dr. Charles William Ryan of Fairborn, Ohio, and Gail Hartigan Ryan of Prospect Harbor, Maine. She is a graduate of Rampart High School.

Abigail Grace Dewhirst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Milton Dewhirst of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Milton Carlyle Dewhirst of Colorado Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Joseph Nelson of Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Rylee Christian Domann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Eugene Domann of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Lesley Bernard Domann of Winchester, Kan., and Alice Ann Domann of Atchison, Kan., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frederick Bankes of Abilene, Kan. She is a graduate of Pine Creek High School.

Katherine Elizabeth Duven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Duven of Monument and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dale Duven of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elmer Wascher of Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of Palmer Ridge High School.

Sophia Evelyn Feffer, daughter of Gary Feffer and Maryann Feffer of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Feffer of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Walter Butler. She is a graduate of Fountain Valley School.

Caroline Lindsay Fitzhugh, daughter of William Bullitt Fitzhugh and Dr. Lynne Fitzhugh of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Marguery Ingalls Fitzhugh of Dallas and the late William Aylett Fitzhugh and the late Geraldine Jones Pyle and the late Brig. Gen. Langston Pyle. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Taylor Marie Fogg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeth Al Fogg of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Peter Ruggles Fogg of New Braunfels, Texas, and Maryann Boundy Rhyne of Merritt Island, Fla., and Thomas John Payne and the late Mrs. Payne of Hilton Head, S.C. She is a graduate of Pine Creek High School.

Madeleine Jane MacGuire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bryan MacGuire Jr. of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bryan MacGuire Sr. of Colorado Springs and Frederic Herman Lachnidt Jr. of Colorado Springs and Janet Palm LeGore of Ca?n City. She is a graduate of Air Academy High School.

Daphne Nicole Monroe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Monroe Jr. of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Monroe Sr. of Greensboro, N.C., and retired Maj. and Mrs. Caldwell Vann Norred III of Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of Pine Creek High School.

Sarah Elizabeth Oldach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carl Oldach of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hammersley Oldach of Colorado Springs and the late Vina Elizabeth Oldach, and Jennie Alice Whitehead of Tucson, Ariz., and the late Theodore Roosevelt Whitehead. She is a graduate of The Classical Academy.

Caroline Sarah O'Shea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Michael O'Shea of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of William Joseph O'Shea and the late Mrs. O'Shea of Scotch Plains, N.J., and Jane Marie Sletta of Mankato, Minn., and the late Conrad Hanley Sletta. She is a graduate of Rampart High School.

Katherine Lynn Pattee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott Pattee of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Alden Pattee of Colorado Springs and Katherine Haughey Loo of Colorado Springs and the late Lester Baker Loo. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Cicely Louise Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Joseph Patterson of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gene Patterson of Granbury, Texas, Gale Dolores Banda of Colorado Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dale Heiskell of Fort Worth, Texas, and Linda Yadon Heiskell of Houston. She is a graduate of Pine Creek High School.

Chelsea Renee Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kenneth Payne of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Harrison of Colorado Springs and Mary Elizabeth Thiede of Colorado Springs and the late Bill Thiede. She is a graduate of Air Academy High School.

Sara Elizabeth Petersilie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wade Petersilie of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton Petersilie of Colorado Springs and Calvin James Clifford and the late Mrs. Clifford of Littleton. She is a graduate of Coronado High School.

Sydney Cosette Pinello, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Berndt Pinello Sr. of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Anetka Jan Pinello of Calhan and the late R.L. Pinello and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arthur Berg Jr. of Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Kathryn Joyce Powell, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Alexander Powell of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Juanita Moore Powell of Dunnellon, Fla., and the late John Junior Powell and Barbara Kaye Jones of Sims, N.C, and the late Roland Chandler Fenimore. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Mikala Leigh Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Leon Price of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Margaret Ann Price of Denver and the late Donald Leon Price and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leon Perdue of Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Alyssandra Blair Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Blair Smith of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Byard Smith and JoAnn Leffler of Eaton and the late John Alvin Leffler. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Hanna Jane Stockelman, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Edward Stockelman of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lawrence O'Connell of Dayton, Ohio, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Raymond Stockelman. She is a graduate of St. Mary's High School.

Courtney Amanda Tibbetts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edward Tibbetts of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Shirlee Ruth Tibbetts of Colorado Springs and the late Ronald Francis Tibbetts and Dr. and Mrs. Charles William Gwyn of Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

Waverly Grace Weeks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Lenn Weeks of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of James Lenn Weeks of Columbus, Miss., and Mr. and Mrs. Troy Whitten of Columbus, Miss., and Donna Shoup of Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of The Classical Academy.

Savannah Grace Wielgus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Joseph Wielgus of Colorado Springs and granddaughter of Irene Graham Wielgus of Larchmont, N.Y., and the late Charles Joseph Wielgus and Grace Gipson Maud of Las Cruces, N.M., and the late Jerry Neal Gipson. She is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School.

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