Dr. and Mrs. Thomas McDonald, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Jane to Thomas Vance Decker, London, Texas. Thomas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Decker, Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Laake, London, Texas.
Grandparents of the couple are Betty McDonald, Smith Center, the late Myron McDonald, the late Mark and Dorothy Palmer, Peggy Decker, Bertram,TX and the late Dennis Decker, Harlan and Charlene Hight, London.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Hays High School and Fort Hays State University. She completed her Masters of Physician Assistant degree in July 2009 at Wichita State University and will soon begin work at Lifeline Family Medicine in Plainville. Thomas is a graduate of Grace Christian School of Mason, TX. He will receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Language Arts from the University of North Texas, Denton, in December 2009 and plans to pursue a career in secondary education.
An October 10, 2009, wedding is planned at the First United Methodist Church, Hays.