Gladys Ochoki and Joseph Cooper, both of Lafayette, Colo., plan to marry.

Gladys Ochoki and Joseph Cooper, both of Lafayette, Colo., plan to marry.

Ochoki is the daughter of Justus and Tabitha Ongera of Minneapolis. She is a 1994 graduate of Nyabururu Girls High School in Kenya, and a 2007 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. She works as a technician at Corgenix Medical Corp. in Bloomfield, Colo.

Cooper is the son of Dennis and Kathy Cooper of Ashland. He is a 1986 graduate of Ashland High School and a 1991 graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. He works as a teacher at Thorton Middle School in Thorton, Colo.