Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Owens of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Marie, to Lieutenant John Nicholas Van Wagoner, USN, son of Mrs. Thomas Joseph Giardina of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mr. David Demarest Van Wagoner of Annapolis, Md.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richard Wall of Philadelphia and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Edward Owens of Fyffe.
Miss Owens is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a cum laude graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where she received her bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science. She is in her second year of law school at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Captain Edwin Arthur Shuman III, USN (Ret.) of Annapolis and Mrs. Eleanor Sue Allen Shuman of Virginia Beach and Mr. and Mrs. John Demarest Van Wagoner of McLean, Va.
Lt. Van Wagoner is a graduate of Annapolis Area Christian School and received his bachelor’s degree in English at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. He is assigned with the Department of the Navy’s Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington, D.C.
The wedding is planned for Aug. 13 at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church in Birmingham.