Lori Lynn Geyer
October 03, 1964 ‒ October 05, 2021
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
Lori Lynn Geyer, age 57, of Vermilion, and formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from an allergic reaction from fire ant bites, while visiting her boyfriend, Andy Nichols, in Lewisville, Texas. Anyone who knew Lori can imagine some ornery remark about what sealed her fate.
On October 3, 1964, Lori was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, the older of two children of Diane R. (Ross) Geyer of Mount Gilead and the late Thomas S. Geyer. She graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 1983, where she found her best friend of 40 plus years, Dee Schofield-Beyer.
Furthering her education, Lori attended The Ohio State University, at both their Marion and Columbus campuses, until starting her career in the paint industry. She started with Glidden Paints, which took her up to Cleveland for 15 years. In 2001, her job took her to Temple, Texas, where she lived and worked for 11 years. After Akzo Nobel Paints acquired Glidden Paints, she returned to Ohio, moving to Strongsville in 2012. In 2013, PPG Industries, acquired Akzo Nobel Paints, where she finished her career, and had worked her way up to being their raw materials team leader. In all, she spent more than 30 years working in the paint industry.
Shortly after moving to Texas in 2001, Lori was briefly married to a man who had a son, Jason Bravo, whom she immediately fell in love with and became her pride and joy. Through ups and downs, Lori and Jason were always together and she raised him as if he was her own. She truly couldn’t have been more proud of the young man he grew up to be.
In 2016, Lori moved to Vermilion, Ohio, where she loved to take a three mile walk to the shores of Lake Erie every Saturday.
During her time in Texas, Lori became acquainted with a co-worker at Akzo Nobel, Andy Nichols. Over the last few years, their friendship continued to grow, and they began spending more time together traveling and enjoying one another’s company. Lori traveled to Texas to visit him as often as she could, and she was planning to move back to Texas full time, while loving working from home. In Texas, they often visited his boss’s ranch, in Jermyn, Texas, where they loved to go hog hunting, trying to help with their over population of hogs.
The caretaker of her family, Lori did all she could to help care for her mother, Diane, after her father, Tom’s passing in 2019. She especially enjoyed coming home to Mount Gilead to visit, go to Trinity United Methodist Church on Sundays, and go out with their breakfast bunch.
Such a genuinely sweet person, Lori had a fun loving and ornery personality. She also had an “interesting” sense of humor, always getting a good laugh at what most would consider the strangest things. Lori truly was a joy to be around.
She will be dearly missed by her son, Jason Bravo of Strongsville; her mother, Diane Geyer; her brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Melissa Geyer; a niece, Shelby (Stanley) Sorensen; nephew, Garrett (Wayne Menges) Geyer; her extended Geyer family; best friend, Dee (Rob) Beyer; and her cat, Chuck.
Lori was preceded in death by her father, Thomas S. Geyer; and by her grandmother, Charlotte Geyer.
Services honoring Lori’s life will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?frequency_selected=2).
On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to her boyfriend, Andy, for bringing so much love and excitement in her life, and for being there for her son, Jason.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Lori’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.