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July 25, 2013
The world has lost a bright light, giving off rays of hope, encouragement and joy. We are less without you but so better off having you in our lives. Peace.
James Thacker, Des Moines
June 07, 2013
You have been forever a memory of both Joe & I .
Hands down the best Teacher we ever had - you could mix knowledge with laughter and we learned more then ever. We will never forget the respect you gave us as students, the time you spent with us. (and between you and I Vanilla ice cream worked out for us) love you Lori see you in Heaven.
June 07, 2013
Chef Dowie, Your passion for your career and the students you mentored is a memory I will keep forever in my heart as a culinary educator.
June 07, 2013
Lori, you were a very godly person , and all your struggles with the cancer you always fought it bravely,you will be missed, Enjoyed having you and Jeff at Valley Church, you were an inspiration to all of us, your in heaven now and you will be missed.
June 07, 2013
Chef Dowie, I want to thank you for the privilege of working alongside you in the kitchen. I probably learned more on those days than any other day in the classroom. Thank you.
June 06, 2013
Lori, peace be with you and yours. ox
June 06, 2013
I have known Lori in the food business nearly her entire career. Being a saleman of meat and produce, I called on her at her various places of work. She was a great customer and a huge inspiration to me. We had many talks about our faith and our heavenly Father. I look forward to seeing her in Heaven some day.
June 06, 2013
Lori will live in our hearts forever. She showed us the true value of courage and love without fear. Her memory gives us strength. I am so very proud of my brother!
June 06, 2013
lori was such a special person she had and made room for everyone. her smile would lite up the room
June 06, 2013
You where my guiding light and having the privilegue to work for you this pass year was a memorable experience. "Those whom we love never truly leave us. They are always with us in our hearts and our soul and our mind. "
Love you, my dear Chef Dowie.
June 06, 2013
My deepest condolences to Lori's husband Jeff and all the family. Heaven is lucky to have such a beautiful soul. I am sure she will be watching over all until the joyful day of reunion. God Bless all and bring comfort during this difficult time.
June 06, 2013
Lori will be missed immeasurably among myself and the rest of the hospitality industry in Iowa. She had a major impact on my life at an age when I needed direction. My life is what it is today because of her encouragement.
June 06, 2013
Lori touched my life and my heart in a way few others have done. I loved her as a toddler, a teen and as the beautiful woman that she became. You shared your love with my granddaughter's and with me when Mindy passed. Now the two of you are heavenly friends. You were and are loved Lori and you will be greatly missed.
Mama Barb
June 05, 2013
A Fearless, Incredibly Passionate Leader of Leaders. Lori You Have Left an Immeasurable Mark on so Many of us; We can only Hope to Pay it Forward in Your Honor by Doing the Same for the Next Generation of Young Chefs.
Thank You for Lessons of Life We Were so Fortunate to Learn
June 05, 2013
My sincere condolences to Lori's family and friends. May you find comfort in all the love and appreciation shared by those who knew Lori and who were so positively touched by such a wonderful lady. May God Bless.
June 05, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Lori's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to those that live on, in honor if Lori.
June 05, 2013
What a beautiful and special person. You could put a smile on any ones face.An honor to know you.RIP
June 05, 2013
thanks for being a bright light in the world for others and in mine as well.
June 05, 2013
Thank You Chef Dowie for all what you have taught. will miss you
June 05, 2013
Lori had such a passion for passing on what she knew to all of us lucky enough to be in her presence, quite inspiring. Prayers are with you all.
June 05, 2013
Remember you all so well. Such a wonderful family. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are prayers are with you all.
Kim Easter
June 05, 2013
Lori, Thank you for looking out for our dad. We truly appreciate all that you've done! Ron & I will always remember the Thanksgiving dinner! xoxo Sandi, Ron & family
June 05, 2013
Chef Dowie, you were always who I looked up to and who inspired me, not just throughout school, but also for life. You were always so strong and caring, and that inspired me to be a better person. I will definitely miss you and will always strive to help others in your honor.
June 05, 2013
Thank you Miss Lori for your amazing strength and inspiration. Girl, I'm going to miss you bad ...I LOVE YOU!!!
June 05, 2013
Precious Lori, I will always value the time I have known you. You could light up a room and your relationship with God was contagious. Thank you for your friendship and influence. I will always miss and love you, San
June 04, 2013
Thank you for believing in me when I didn't believe in myselt.
June 04, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to all the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Barrett Family
June 04, 2013
Lori, Thank you for being such a positive influence on Chas. We knew your brother Jeff. Why do the good die young?
June 04, 2013
thank you for you !todd ,class of 87
June 04, 2013
Lori, you were an amazing lady and will forever glow in our hearts. Anderson family
June 04, 2013
You were such an inspirational person to me! Many thanks for all that you taught me in regards to cooking....you will truly be missed.
June 04, 2013
Lori, We are blessed you added love and laughter to our lives! May you be forever in peace! Kurt & Jana
June 04, 2013
You are at peace now Chef. I can't wait until the day I see you again.
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