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Gladys Ochoki and Joe Cooper

Gladys Ochoki and Joe Cooper were married June 14, 2015, at St. Paul's Nazareth Chapel at the University of North Western — St. Paul in St. Paul, Minn. Pastor Peter Kingoina officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Justus and Tabitha Ongera of Coon Rapids, Minn. She graduated high school in Kenya, and is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. 

The groom 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 degree in kinesiology. He currently works as a teacher.

The maid of honor was the bride's sister, Betty (Mamake JJ) Gichana. The best man was the groom's father, Dennis Cooper.

The couple and their son, Walter, will move to Ashland in September.

Gladys Ochoki and Joe Cooper