In the final days before Elizabeth Edwards' death, daughter Cate gave her mother the happiest of news: She was engaged to longtime sweetheart Trevor Upham.
The couple, who met as students at Princeton, got engaged over Thanksgiving after spending the holiday at the Edwards family's Chapel Hill, N.C., home.
"Elizabeth was thrilled," a close friend told People.
Cate Edwards with her late mother Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Edwards' funeral is today. Cate Edwards, 28, is expected to deliver a eulogy and Trevor Upham, a physician, will serve as one of the pallbearers.
Upham has said that Cate, an anti-discrimination lawyer in D.C., and her mother (also a lawyer) were alike in many ways: "They have the same quirks."
"They like the same things. I think they even hold their phones the same way."
Congratulations to Cate on this wonderful news, which surely made her mother thrilled and proud even in the circumstances of these past couple of weeks.