Mark Smith and Becky Walker wish to announce their plans to be united in marriage on October 9, 2021 in La Grande.

Becky is the daughter of Emmett and Debbie Walker of Hermiston. Mark is the son of Loretta Smith and the late Kevin Smith of Lakeview.

Becky graduated Hermiston High School in 2011. She attended Oregon State University for four years, receiving her bachelor’s degree in animal science, then spent four years in veterinary science also at Oregon State. She graduated in June 2019 with a DVM degree. She is working in a busy mixed animal practice in Pasco, Wash.

Mark graduated from Lakeview High School in 2011. He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout during his high school years. He attended Oregon State, graduating in 2016 from the department of forestry with a degree in natural resources, plus an extra year of fire management. He worked with the U.S. Forest Service as a wildland firefighter for several years, then worked for Henderson Logging in Wallowa. He made a career change and as of December 2019 he began working for Lamb Weston, Inc. in Boardman as a supervisor.

The happy couple plans to have a barn wedding. The ranch originally belonged to Becky’s grandparents before the present owners transformed it into a beautiful wedding venue. They plan to reside in Richland, Wash.

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