Bradley and Stephanie Boese of Fort Smith and Vanessa Pierce of Greenwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Boese, to Garrett King, son of Lena King of Fort Smith and Dean King of Barling.

Emily is a graduate of Southside High School and has a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. She is working on a doctorate in physical therapy at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Galen and MaryAnn Boese of Fort Smith, Dane and Vicky Pierce of Van Buren and Gwen Leftwich of Greenwood.

Garrett is a graduate of Greenwood High School and has a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. He is employed by the Air National Guard in Fort Smith and is a member of the 188th Wing. He is the grandson of Ross and Jeanice Blythe of Fort Smith, Pete King of Barling and the late Kathy King.

The couple plan a Dec. 23 ceremony at Harvest Time Church in Fort Smith. After a honeymoon, the couple will live in Bolivar.