Lorna Daley Zeitler, 85, passed away on May 5, 2017 in Webster, TX. She was born on March 20, 1932 in Vermilion Alberta Canada to parents, Edwin W. and Anna Jane (Bowsfield) Daley. Lorna obtained a nursing degree from Royal Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing in Edmonton Alberta Canada. She met and married the love of her life, Edward O. Zeitler, while working in San Diego as a nurse. In 1962, employment for NASA brought them to Friendswood where they built a home and raised two sons, Mark and Scott. Lorna worked at Methodist Hospital and then, along with two other ladies, opened the Friendswood Children’s House (Montessori School) in 1975, of which they owned for 30 years. This created a lasting legacy of her love for kids and families for generations. She attended Hope Lutheran Church for almost 50 years and became part of the Stephens Ministry. She was active in Friendswood politics for decades and supported her husband when he held office for 10 years as a city councilman. Lorna loved to travel the world, spending time with her family and friends. Her pastimes included her membership in the FIG (Friendswood Investment Group), red hat ladies, and devotion to numerous local causes and charities. She was a tireless advocate for children, families, and the less fortunate. Her unselfish love and memories that she created will be cherished by all that knew her.
Lorna was preceded in death by her husband, Edward O. Zeitler and her parents, Edwin and Anna Daley.
She is survived by her sons, Mark Zeitler and Scott Zeitler; daughter in law, Aimee Zeitler; two beloved grandchildren, Matthew and Robin Zeitler; sister, Mickey Bastell; brother, William Daley; nieces, Dena and Laura; and nephew, Kelly; and many family members and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, TX.
Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.