Dan and Kimberly McQuarry of Aubrey and Glenn Shaw of Whitesboro are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, McKinlea Elizabeth Shaw of College Station, Texas to Stephen Lee Wells also of College Station. The couple was married May 28, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of College Station. The officiating minister was Father Chris Downey. Music for the ceremony was provided by the College Station String Quartet. A cocktail reception, dinner and dance followed at the Hilton Hotel in College Station.
The bride is the granddaughter of Robert and Mary Jo Stover and the great-granddaughter of the late John and Nell Golliday, all of Sanger. McKinlea is a 2004 graduate of Sanger High School and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. She was accepted into Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and is currently in her last year of veterinary school with a graduation date scheduled for May, 2012.
The groom is the son of William L. and Susan Wells of League City, Texas and the grandson of William P. and Joy Wells of Charlotte, North Carolina and Marie Scheltz and the late Robert P. Sheltz of Spring, Texas. Stephen is a 2004 graduate of Clear Creek High School in League City and a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He is currently employed as a teaching assistant in the mechanical engineering department at Texas A&M, while pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering with a graduation date scheduled for May, 2012.
The matron of honor was Kimberly Duff. The best man was Kevin Wells, brother of the groom. The bridesmaids were Stefanie Mosley; Jenna Paradis Thomas; Krystal McFarlen, cousin of the bride; Leslie Sims, twin sister of the groom; and Jennifer Wells, sister-in-law of the groom. The flower girl was Ashley Weakley, cousin of the groom. Loren Mendoza served in the house party.
Serving as groomsmen were William L. Wells, father of the groom; Justin Doyle; William Weise; Adam Sims, brother-in-law of the groom; and Todd Quillen. The ushers were Michael McFarlen, great-uncle of the bride; Ronald Sheltz, uncle of the groom; Shawn Sheltz, cousin of the groom; and Morgan Wallace.
McKinlea and Stephen took a brief honeymoon to Fredericksburg and San Antonio because of their school schedules and plan an extended honeymoon upon graduation. The couple resides in College Station.