Lauren Ashley Dooley and Ryan Alan Atkinson, both of Denton, will marry December 17, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Denton. A reception will follow at Marriott Champion Circle in Justin, Texas.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeff and Fawnda Dooley of Madison, Alabama. She is the granddaughter of Lealand and Louise Dean, Donald and Joan Dooley, and the great-granddaughter of Violet Dean, all of Denton. Lauren is a 2005 graduate of Denton High School, and 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and minor in Child Development. She is in her 3rd year as a Kindergarten teacher with Denton Independent School District at Olive Stephens Elementary.
The prospective groom is the son of Dru and Gina Atkinson of Denton. He is the grandson of Joe and Edna Prewitt, and Franklin and Joyce Atkinson, all of Denton. Ryan is a 2006 graduate of Krum High School. Ryan is studying to obtain his Commercial Electrician License and will graduate in May from Independent Electrical Contractors in Ft. Worth. At present, Ryan is an Electrician for Denton Electric, Inc.