Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Anderson Mears II of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Brevard Mears, to James Ross Beshear, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Robert Beshear of Montgomery.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Nell Boyd and the late Mr. William Slone Boyd Jr. of Laurel, Miss., and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Wakefield Mears of Birmingham.
Miss Mears is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and received a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Auburn University, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and Auburn University Singers. She is employed in the arts in New York City.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shamburger Taylor, Mrs. Juanita Bradsher Taylor of Durham, N.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell Beshear of Dawson Springs, Ky.
Mr. Beshear is a graduate of Montgomery Academy and Birmingham-Southern College. He received a master of arts from The New School for Drama. He is also employed in the arts in New York City.
The wedding is planned for September 29 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham.