The engagement of Melissa Mary Smith of Columbus, Ga., daughter of Joseph H. Smith of Orchard Park and the late Alice C. Smith, to Army Capt. Scott Thomas Allen, son of retired Army Lt. Col. Ronald L. and Kathleen Allen of Colville, Wash., is announced. A July wedding at Fort Bragg, N.C., is being planned.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Orchard Park Central High School and Fredonia State College. She is on leave of absence from U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools and taught at Keflavik, Iceland, and Butzbach, Germany. Her fiance, a graduate of Central Washington University, is stationed at Fort Bragg with the 18th Airborne Corps.