10 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. John Timothy Cotton of Littlefield announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Jaree’ Isa Cotton to Staff Sergeant Thomas Conklin of Key West, Fla. Jaree’ is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Caldwell of Panhandle.

The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Michael Conklin of New Brighton, Minn.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Bethany College and spent 16 months in Southeast Asia as part of her schooling. She also holds a masters degree from Columbia International University. She is currently the Dean of Student Life and an instructor at Kingdom Preparatory Academy in Lubbock, Texas.

Staff Sergeant Conklin has been enlisted in the Air Force for eight years, including one tour of Iraq. He is currently stationed in Key West, Fla. The couple met when he was stationed at Holoman Air Force Base, N.M.

The couple plans to marry on Oct. 27, 2012 in the First Baptist Church of Littlefield.