Jarrett proposed in May 2013 when he and Sierra took their dog, Allie, to a local pond in Hobart, Okla. He had carved the message “Let’s get married” onto a stick, which he tossed for the dog to fetch. When Sierra read it and turned to face him, he was waiting on one knee, ring in hand.
The bride-to-be, daughter of Tracy Gangwer of Brentwood and the late Billy Gangwer, was raised in Tracy, and her mother is the owner of Tracy Travel. Sierra earned a master’s degree in international agriculture from Oklahoma State University in 2012 and works as a pre-kindergarten teacher at Lonewolf Public School. She is granddaughter to Dennis and Pat Ward of Discovery Bay, Sandy Gangwer of Antioch and Phil Gangwer of Clearlake. Her brother, Colten Gangwer, lives in Westley.
The groom-to-be, son of Kent and Sherree Orrell of Fort Cobb, Okla., is the owner of Premier Crop Grain & Seed Cleaning and cofounder of Orrell Hereford Ranch. He graduated from Hobart High School in 2007 and earned an animal science degree from Oklahoma State University in 2012. He is grandson to Willene Walsh of Union City, Okla., and the late Walter Walsh and Fred and Darlene Orrell.
Lauren Arnerich of Tracy is Sierra’s maid of honor, and Brian Kine is Jarrett’s best man. Bridesmaids are Kelsi Ward, a former Tracy resident living in North Dakota, Courtney Snow of Oklahoma, Kelley Jones of Manteca and Amanda Mclelland of Tracy. Groomsmen are the bride’s brother Colten Gangwer and Aaron Richards, Brett Appling and Brandon Appling, all of Oklahoma. Rounding out the wedding party are flower girl Brooke McHenry of Discovery Bay, ring bearer Aiden Souza of Tracy and ushers Dan Ruiz of Livermore and Caleb Davis of Oklahoma.
Sierra and Jarrett will make their home together in Hobart.
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