The parents of Ashley June Kathleen Cox and Jacob Blayne Barnhart, both of Walla Walla, announce the couple’s engagement.
Ashley graduated in 2005 from DeSales Catholic High School and in 2013 from the Walla Walla Community College nursing program. She studied prerequisites for nursing at Washington State University. She is the daughter of Kim and Lisa Cox of Walla Walla.
Jacob graduated in 1998 from Walla Walla High School and in 2007 from Seattle University, where he received a degree in sociology with a minor in criminal justice. He is the son of Barney and Susan Barnhart of Walla Walla.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from March 1999-June 2003. He is employed by Ameriprise Financial in Walla Walla.
An Oct. 5, 2013, wedding is planned at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Walla Walla.