New wedding chapel in Cleveland dedicated to late resident

Angela and Jerry Montgomery purchased Lonesome Dove in Cleveland two years ago. Since then, they have added a wedding chapel, which was celebrated Saturday at a ribbon cutting and open house hosted by the Montgomerys and the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.

A ribbon cutting and open house was held by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Lonesome Dove, located at 1127 FM 2025 in Cleveland, to celebrate the facility’s new addition, a wedding chapel.

The chapel, which was built under a stand of tall shade trees, provides another option for couples planning their weddings. The chapel has pew seating for dozens of guests with a sidewalk leading back to the main meeting room where receptions, parties and reunions are held.

Cousins Kennedy Kelly and Jackson Blackmon look around inside the Anglin Chapel on the grounds of Lonesome Dove in Cleveland.

The property also has a gazebo overlooking a pond for outdoor weddings and gatherings, and a bridal room for the groom and bride to prepare for their wedding.

Among the guests at the open house Saturday were members of the Anglin family who had turned out to participate in the dedication of the chapel as the Anglin Chapel, named for Rosa Lee Anderson Anglin, who was nicknamed “Aunt Duck” by family members.

“When we were trying to name the chapel, I asked for information on what everyone thought because I wanted it to be a part of the community. We were blessed to learn that this was the original Rosa Lee Anglin homestead, so we have the Anglin family here today,” said Angela Montgomery, who owns Lonesome Dove with her husband, Jerry. “We decided that since she was such an important part of the community that we wanted to keep her and her family’s legacy here and name the chapel for her.”

The Anglin family members at the open house say they are grateful for the honor.

“She would be honored,” said her granddaughter, Kristin Anglin, who drove in from the Dallas area with her daughter for the ceremony. “We were proud to be there and see the chapel, and to honor the memory of my grandmother and [my daughter’s] great-grandmother.”

After the ribbon cutting, guests gathered in the reception room for a catered meal of barbecue sandwiches.

For more information on Lonesome Dove, go online to www.lonesomedovecleveland.net, send email to thelonesomedove@aol.com or call 832-401-2776.

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com

Angela and Jerry Montgomery purchased Lonesome Dove in Cleveland two years ago. Since then, they have added a wedding chapel, which was celebrated Saturday at a ribbon cutting and open house hosted by the Montgomerys and the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.
Signs posted outside the Anglin Chapel in Cleveland welcome guests and lay out the rules for no cell phones as they walk inside.
A photo booth was set up inside the Lonesome Dove meeting room on Saturday. Pictured are (standing, left to right) Wanda Meza, administrative assistant for the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Victoria Good with CBS Furniture, Jim Carson, chief executive officer for the chamber, and (seated) Jean McAdams, chamber volunteer.
Wanda Maza (in background) has a little fun with a friend inside the Anglin Chapel on the grounds of Lonesome Dove in Cleveland on Saturday. The chapel is a new facility added to Lonesome Dove.

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