PILOT POINT, Texas -- Emily Winchester Ryan has announced the engagement of her daughter, Samantha Snow Ward, to Joseph Brian Cardwell, son of the late Mary Jo Cardwell.
The future bride is also the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken R. Ward of Katy and the granddaughter of Mrs. Sally Winchester of Charleston, Mo., and the late Mr. Luther Winchester. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Taylor Burke and Mr. and Mrs. William Henderson Winchester. Ward is a national speaker and attorney specializing in Spanish language programs, seminars and educational material for professionals. Her company, Ward & Associates, is based in Austin. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Texas.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Thomas Abbett. He is an Internet marketing specialist. Cardwell's company, Ascend Internet Marketing Group, is based in Austin. He attended Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Wash., and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. He is pursuing a degree in computer science.
A Dec. 27 wedding is planned at the Charleston United Methodist Church in Charleston.