Mark Friesen and Shelby Guthmiller have announced their plans to wed this September.
The bride-to- be is the daughter of Suzy Matthews of Oakdale and graduated from Oakdale High School. Her sister is Nicole Armstrong. She is currently attending CSU Stanislaus majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is currently employed at Sonora Regional Medical Center as an Inpatient Pharmacy Technician.
The prospective groom is the son of Billie Friesen of Modesto. He attended Davis High School in Modesto and graduated from Oakdale’s Adult Education program. He attended MJC and graduated with a degree in welding. He is currently employed at Morrill Industries, Inc. in Escalon.
He proposed at sunset on a beach by Monterey on Sept. 1, 2013. The future bride was completely surprised, her mother and sister were in on it and got the whole thing on video.
The two plan to marry on Sept. 20, 2014 at a close friend’s residence in Oakdale.