Patti and Lavell Edwards were married for 65 fun and happy years. They have three children: Ann (published 12 young adult books), John (Orthopedic Surgeon), and James (Attorney). They have fourteen grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Patti also has two dogs who keep be busy and happy.
Patti has held many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including serving a Public Affairs mission in Manhattan after Lavell’s retirement.
Patti wrote a column for the Provo Herald for ten years, and covered the Masters Golf Tournament for three years. The column won both state and national honors. She has also been a member of the Football Writers Association of America, the National Woman's Writers Association, and on the Scripts Howard Board to vote for the top football team in the U.S. She also established the American Football Wives Association the year LaVell was the President of the American Football Association. Patti graduated from BYU when she was 63.