Lori Cardenas

Lori Lee Cardenas
March 1966 – March 2015

Lori Cardenas passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the age of 49.

She was born in Houston, Texas, to L.F. Cardenas, Jr., and Etta Tanner Cardenas. Lori was graduated from G. C. Scarborough High School in Houston, and (Southwest) Texas State University in San Marcos, where she majored in Biology. Upon graduation, she attended Texas A&M University and began work in the College of Science, later transferring to the Dwight Look College of Engineering. There she worked as Program Coordinator in the TEES Engineering Academic Programs Office until her passing, dedicating more than 25 years of her life to Texas A&M University. Lori loved the ocean, jewelry making, photography, crafts, and her cats. She was a longtime member of St. John United Church of Christ in Houston and attended Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in College Station with her mother. Lori was known for her self-sacrificing love of family, her phenomenal memory, her late-night work hours and work ethic, and her mischievous sense of humor.

Lori is survived by her mother Etta Cardenas; sister Lynnette Wilson and brother-in-law Jody of Ridgecrest, CA; brother Les Cardenas, sister-in-law Jeanne, and nephews Tanner and Paul of Emmaus, PA; boyfriend Rick Scott of Houston; and her cat Lola.

A memorial service celebrating Lori’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Woodcreek Drive, College Station. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Lori’s memory to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.


  1. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Lori’s family and close friends. I worked with Lori in the Engineering Academic Programs Office for a good many years and have the pride and pleasure of owning one of her jewelry creations. God Bless you and keep you in the days, weeks and months to come. Lisa

  2. May God continue to be with the friends and family of Lori. I first met Lori at Scarborough High School. Then we crossed pathes again at Advent Luthern Church. She always had a smile. She was always thoughtful of others. I have a pin that she made when 9/11 happen. Very lovely and delightful person! She will be missed.

  3. I am very sorry to learn about Lori’s passing. I offer my condolences to her family, friends, the Texas A&M family, and all of us who connected with Lori through her work.
    I respected Lori immensely and feel fortunate to have known her.

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