Julie, daughter of Janine and Jerry Goubert of Westley, is a 2004 graduate of
Patterson High School. Julie earned her bachelor’s degree in ag business from California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, in May 2008. She is a member of the Stanislaus County Young Farmers and Ranchers group.
Paul is the son of Michael and Ruthanne Lara of Patterson. Paul, a 2004 graduate of Turlock High School, is a volunteer firefighter with the Westley-El Solyo Fire Department and works as a foreman for Michael Lara Farms in Patterson. Paul enjoys riding dirt bikes.
Julie’s sister, Jillian Goubert of Westley, was maid of honor. Julie’s bridesmaids were her friends Kim Rethans and Tiffiny Pease, both of Patterson, Annamarie Lara of Tracy and her cousins, Christine Lara of Patterson and Rebecca Bettencourt and Audrey Bettencourt, both of Westley. Mercy Lara and Emma Rethans were her flowergirls.
Paul’s friend, Marty Greunke, was best man. Groomsmen were Julie’s brother, Justin Goubert, and Paul’s friend, Keith Yamamoto, both of Westley, Paul’s cousin, John Lara of Tracy and Paul’s brothers, Jarod Lara, Jason Lara and Mike Lara Jr., all of Patterson. John Lara was the ring bearer.
The reception for more than 200 people was at the River Mill in French Camp. After a seven-day Caribbean cruise — to such places as the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands — the Laras are at home in Vernalis.