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“God Bless Lori! She was a very passionate and caring person. I am fortunate for having crossed paths with her in my lifetime. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Kim White Drenth - CA

“To the Edel and Daves Families, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. My heart goes out to you. Lori and I were classmates at...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Sally Matejcek Miller - Muscatine, IA

“Scot, my prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss and pain you are feeling. Your friend, David Snyder ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: David Snyder - Allen, TX

“Scot, Your Family is my Families prayers. In this world you run into a few people who impact your life quickly, and memories of them last a...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Stacy Inman - McKinney, TX

“To the Davis and Edel Family, I had the pleasure of working with Lori in the 1980s. During that time, she helped St. Paul Medical Center develop...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Stephen Dorso - Irving, TX

“Because I have lost my daughter born in the same year as Lori, and two other children besides, I thought I might be able to offer some comfort to her...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Bess Clayton - Austin, TX

“Dear Scot, Elizabeth, Mr. & Mrs. Daves, We will always remember Lori's great smile, witty humor and her desire to live life fully. Recalling some...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Teresa Knavel - Austin,, TX

“Dear Daves and Edel familes, Please accept our most hearfelt condolences on this tragic loss. Lori was sort of like a big sister to me for a long...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Brian Cruise - Atkins, IA

“Lori is a beautiful person inside and out, and a fighter. I love working with her mother, Evelyn, and getting wonderful stories about Lori and her...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Peace - Austin, TX

“Scot & Elizabeth, Lori was definitely one-of-a-kind. I don't think I'll ever meet anyone with the spunk and love of life than Lori possessed. She...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Anu Kiehler - Austin, TX

“I went to high school in Iowa with Lori. Lori had confidence and style when the rest of us were all still trying to figure it out. I remember her...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Tammy Hill - Cedar Rapids, IA

“I was very saddened to learn of Lori's recent passing. I used to babysit for her right after Elizabeth was born. It's been years since I spoke to...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Jeanne Jordan - Austin, TX

“When I think of Lori, I think of a warm smile, enthusiastic hello and always a laugh about something. I had the pleasure of running into Lori at a...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Kimberly Edwards - Park Ridge, IL

“I enjoyed working with Lori many years past and now work with her mom Evelyn. Have enjoyed a loving sincere and caring friendship with the two of...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Pam S. Burson - Liberty Hill, TX

“I briefly met Lori when her brother Bret & I were close in High School at Jefferson. She was very nice to us when I would be showing up constantly...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Jeff Uthe - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Those who live in the hearts of others never die. My heartfelt sypmpathy to the Edels and the Daves and the Staff at E & M/ The David Group. ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Janet Meis - Denver, CO

“To the Daves and Edel families: I had not seen Lori since high school; I know I bought my sophomore year yearbook from her. I wish I had known she...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Eichacker - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Dear family and friends of Lori, We have known the Edels through their dog Chloe, who stays at our kennel. Lori was always so sweet and thoughtful ...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Lenore Newsom - Austin, TX

“My sympathies to Lori's family. I went to Iowa State with Lori and was shocked to read her obituary. When I saw her picture I immediately knew that...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Suzette Kragenbrink - Mt. Vernon, IA

“Hello Scot, I am very sorry to hear about Lori's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jon, Mary Ann, & Madeline Fitch ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Jon Fitch - Austin, TX

“The first day I met Lori, Scot and Elizabeth, I felt the immediate bond and love they shared for one another. I will always remember that happy day...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Grafft - Austin, TX

“My heart grieves for Scot and Elizabeth and Lori's family and friends. I didn't know Lori very well, just casually through church, but I had been...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Emily Steele - Austin, TX

“To the Davis and Edel Family, Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of your loved one Lori. I met Lori in 2001 while working at...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Jennifer Ygnacio - Austin, TX

“Evelyn, Scott, Elizabeth, and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lori's wonderful smile and glowing personality could light up any room...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Rita L. Flessner - Irving, TX

“May God's loving arms hold you all at this time of grief. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Patty Praytor - Austin, TX


Lori Daves Edel Lori Daves Edel, beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, passed from this world peacefully on Monday evening, July 11 surrounded by the love of her family. Lori was born on November 28, 1963, to Evelyn and Larry Daves in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism and minors in English and Marketing, and Jefferson Senior High School in Cedar Rapids. She had many interests from mentoring high school girls to teaching Sunday School at her church, but nothing was more important to her than being involved in her daughter Elizabeth’s activities and gathering loved ones from far and near to celebrate special holidays. Lori is survived by her loving family: husband Scot Edel, daughter Elizabeth, parents Evelyn and Larry Daves, brother Bret Daves, his wife Michele, and adored nephews Spencer and Sawyer. She is also survived by Scot’s brother Tod Edel, his wife Debbie, beloved nieces Kathryn and Audrey Lee; as well as mother-in-law Lee Edel. Lori’s cousin Dawn Tucker, childhood friend Terri Jedlicka, and numerous other family members and friends will also miss her dearly. Lori touched others with her compassion, enthusiasm, sharp wit and indomitable spirit. Her warmth, her charm and her beautiful smile always made others feel valued. A dynamic business woman, Lori built a nationally recognized recruitment advertising agency with her business partner of 10 years, Joanna Meis. She was a leader in the recruitment advertising industry, known for her award-winning campaigns and innovative solutions. But more than anything, she was known to both her staff and clients for always being the friend to lean on, the friend to call for advice, and the friend to call for a good laugh. Lori inspired many by facing every challenge with a positive attitude, humor and unwavering perseverance. Her incredible zest for life and her gift for making others happy were hallmarks of Lori’s personality. These qualities, coupled with her strong faith in the Lord, helped her face her struggle against cancer with dignity. A celebration of Lori’s life will be at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 16 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice. Memorials and guestbook online at wcfish.com Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 452-8811