Saturday, December 1, 2007
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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bechtel of Mt. Vernon, Ill., announce the marriage of their daughter, Emily Joyce Bechtel, to David Mitchell Henderson, son of Steve and Cathy Brown of Monticello, and the late David Richard Henderson.
The bride is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Ill. The groom is a graduate of Heritage High School and Georgia Southern University. He, also, graduated from Navy Nuclear Engineering School and is serving as a petty officer aboard the USS Kentucky nuclear submarine. David and Emily met in Navy basic training and were stationed together in Charleston, S.C., and Malta, N.Y., before being reassigned to separate bases on the West Coast. Emily served as a petty officer aboard the USS New Orleans based in San Diego, Calif.
They were recently married in a ceremony in San Diego, Calif. They spent their honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. A family celebration is planned for March 2008 - David's next shore leave. David and Emily will make their home near David's naval base in the Seattle, Wash., area.