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Paul Herdener and Katherine Williams

Mr. Randy Williams and Ms. Nan Hiltabidle of Annapolis, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Katherine Gray Williams to 1st Lt. Paul Asa Herdener, son of Mr. Tony Herdener and Mrs. Cathy Herdener of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. Stephen Hiltabidle and Mrs. Mary Hiltabidle of Annapolis, Md., and Mr. Dale Williams and Mrs. Alice Williams of Severna Park, Md.

She is a 2005 graduate of Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Md. She graduated in 2009 from The University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is pursuing a juris doctorate degree at California Western School of Law in San Diego, Calif.

The groom-elect is the grandson of retired Rear Adm. Samuel H. Packer and Mrs. Margaret Packer of Alexandria, Va., and the late Dr. Russell Herdener and the late Mrs. Mina Herdener of Vancouver, Wash.

He is a 2004 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. He graduated in 2009 from The United States Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in oceanography. He is employed as a platoon commander by the United States Marine Corps in Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The couple plan to wed in September at the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md.