Sonora residents Kimberly Francis and Dr. Anthony DeFont plan to marry this fall at Calaveras Big Trees.

The future bride, daughter of Rick and Pattie Francis, of Sonora, graduated from Sonora High School in 2001. She graduated from Columbia College in 2003 with a liberal studies degree and in 2005 from the University of the Pacific with a communications degree with an emphasis on public relations.She works at Columbia College in the Foundation Office.

The future bridegroom, nephew of Ken Jay and the late Patti Tyner-Jay, of Sonora, graduated from Sonora High School in 1999. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 2004 with a mechanical engineering degree and in 2010 from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He owns and is the general dentist at DeFont Family Dental in Sonora.

The bridegroom proposed at Calaveras Big Trees on April 14.

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