Rice Bob and Alandra Rice, Eudora, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St. Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple were married Feb. 4, 1966. They have two daughters, Kylee Christiansen and Kirsten Boyd, both of Eudora; and two granddaughters. The couple request no gifts.
Ice Richard and Karen Ice, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Nova Scotia with friends later this year and a barn party with friends and family in the spring. They were married Feb. 6, 1966, at Stull. Richard graduated from Lawrence High School and continues to operate the family farm. Karen graduated from Lecompton High School. She is the clothing merchandise buyer for KU Bookstores. Their children are Doug and Angie Andrew, Lawrence; Rocky and Becky Swearingen, Lawrence; and Frank and Heather Ice, Lawrence. They have four grandchildren.
Wells-Deuth Jaimie Wells, Lawrence, and Brett Deuth, Chicago, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rhonda and Jerry Wells, Lawrence. She is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and a 2003 graduate of Kansas University. She is a store manager for Ann Taylor in Kansas City. The future groom is the son of Kathy and Chuck Deuth, Kansas City. He is a 1999 graduate of Lake Zurich High School in Chicago. He attended KU and graduated with a business degree in 2003. He is employed with the Royal Bank of Canada in their financial services department. The couple plan a Nov. 4, 2006, wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico, and a reception Nov. 11, 2006, in Kansas City.
Pearson-Walker Bob and Jolene Pearson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie J. Pearson, Lawrence, to Westly J. Walker, Lawrence, son of Dr. James and Judy Walker, Lawrence, and Marilyn Walker, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attends Johnson County Community College and plans to graduate in the fall with a degree in paralegal studies. She works for the law office of Peter Jourus in Mission. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of LHS. He is employed as an operating engineer with Brundage and Bone in Olathe. The couple plan an April 24, 2006, wedding on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The couple will renew their vows with family and friends at a reception May 6.
Mabie-Oakson Sherri Mabie and J. Kendall Oakson, both of Mesa, Ariz., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rick and Cindy Mabie, Peoria, Ariz. She graduated from high school in Snowhomish, Wash. She graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where she studied international studies and Spanish, and was a member of the women's softball team. She is employed by Grayhawk Community Assn. as communications coordinator in Scottsdale, Ariz. The future groom is the son of Marsha Oakson, Overland Park, and formerly of Lawrence. He attended St. Johns school in Lawrence. He graduated from Millard North High School in Omaha, Neb. He graduated from the University of Lincoln - Nebraska where he studied business. He is employed by in the athletic department at Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. His grandparents are Hedy Jewell, Papillion, Neb., and the late Marvin Jewell. The couple plan an April 1, 2006, wedding at Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert, Ariz.
Haulmark-Nelson Jennifer Haulmark and Justin Nelson, both of Baldwin, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of AC and Vickie Haulmark, De Soto. She graduated from De Soto High School in 1999 and from Kansas University in 2004. She is a critical care nurse at Olathe Medical Center. The future groom is the son of Randy Nelson and Donna Nelson, both of Lawrence. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1996. He is a journeyman electrician for I.B.E.W. Local 226. The couple plan a May 6, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.
Lehman-Andrews Don and Gretchen Lehman, Lawrence, and Kenny and Fran Andrews, Liberal, announce the engagement of their children, Shannon Lehman, Lawrence, and Jason Andrews, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated from Mary Grimes School of Nursing and Neosho County Community College in 2001. She is a registered nurse at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wound Healing Center. The future groom graduated from Liberal High School in 1998. He received a degree in social work in 2004 from Kansas University. He is employed with BNSF Railroad. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.
Milleret-Hultgren Mark and Melinda Milleret, Linwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Milleret, Salina, to Brice Hultgren, Salina, son of Leo and Nellie Hultgren, White City. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She plans to graduate in May from Kansas State University at Salina with a bachelor's degree in airway science, professional pilot and a minor in business. She is a flight instructor for K-State Salina. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of White City High School. He received a bachelor's degree in airway science, professional pilot from K-State Salina in 2003 and an associate's degree in business in 2005. He is an advanced flight instructor for K-State Salina and a King Air pilot for Executive Air Services in Abilene. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at Oakdale Park in Salina.
Roberts-Brunkan Don and Claire Roberts, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennie Lynne Roberts, Mission, to Jason David Brunkan, Kansas City, Mo., son of Kathy Majors, Lee's Summit, Mo., and James Brunkan, Grandview, Mo. The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received degrees in marketing and German from Kansas State University in 1999 and a dental hygiene degree from Johnson County Community College in 2003. She is a dental hygienist for Westwood Dental in Kansas City. The future groom is a 1992 graduate of Belton High School. He received a degree in communication from the University of Missouri in 1996. He works for NBC Action News in Kansas City as a newscast director. The couple plan a Dec. 31, 2006, wedding at Club 1000 in Kansas City.