Margaret Hadley Wharton and Paul Allen Smith were married April 24 in a private ceremony at the historic Paukea Ranch in North Kohala, Hawaii. Calley O’Neill officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gene Wharton of Birmingham and the granddaughter of Mr. Walter William Ditzler of Tyler, Texas, and the late Mrs. Evelyn Ditzler and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Earl Wharton of Edmond, Okla., as well as the late Mrs. Jane Rudd.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian William Smith of Wallis, Texas, and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Talbert Smith and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Max Zurovec of Sealy, Texas.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of the Altamont School. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern California, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, received the Order of Troy award for her distinguished leadership, service and scholarship and was a member and officer of Delta Gamma sorority. She is employed as a petroleum engineer with Murphy Oil Corporation in Houston.
The groom attended Brazos High School in Wallis and Sam Houston State University. He is employed as a field/production foreman with Energy Corporation of America in Houston.
After a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, Maui and Kauai Islands, the couple live in Richmond, Texas.