Catherine Lois Gonzales

June 1, 1940January 8, 2021

Catherine (Cathy) Lois Gonzales, 80 of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away January 8, 2021 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado.

Cathy graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She retired after 29 years of teaching at East High School in Cheyenne where she touched the lives of many of her students.

In her retirement, she kept busy. She held the position of Wyoming AARP President and volunteered at several non-profit organizations. She was an avid fitness lover and past marathon runner. Her love of travel and free spirt took her on many adventures at home and abroad. Cathy’s passion for art lead to her dedicated involvement in the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show.

No services at this time. Her wishes were to have charitable donations be made on her behalf to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.


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Barbara Puett

January 18, 2021

I was a student at East High School when "Mrs. Gonzales" was a young teacher. I was not in her class but remember her grace and professionalism around the school. We retired and moved back to Cheyenne in 2008 where we bought a townhome around the corner from Cathy. It was then I discovered what a wonderful person she was! What a joy to see her walking around the neighborhood; her humor and laughter always brightened my day. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. I am saddened to learn of her passing and send best wishes to her family. She is so missed.

Lynn Birleffi

January 15, 2021

Cathi was a great friend for many years. I admired her as a teacher and as a leader of educators.
I had to do a lot of traveling for my job so my husband and I appreciated her taking care of our dogs and in particular, our current pet Nobu. Nobu, like our other pets, seemed to be happy when we left so he could spend time with Cathi.
Cathi was both a fun and but serious person. The combination of the two made her a joy to be with. We will miss her greatly.
Lynn Birleffi and Phil Noble

Jessica Pelto

January 14, 2021

Ms. Gonzales was my favorite teacher of all time. I had her for both American Literature and American History while attending East High School. Through her teaching, I gained not only knowledge, but a love of learning that I carry with me today. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

Donald Morris

January 13, 2021

Catherine was a great lady. Through her teaching at Cheyenne East High School and her work with AARP Wyoming, she touched the lives of many and made the world a better place. Catherine may have left us, but wisdom, warmth, compassion, and sense of humor will remain here eternally. May you Rest In Peace Cathy.

Kathryn Valido

January 13, 2021

My deepest sympathies to all who loved Cathy. She was the consummate professional as well as such a kind person. She will be missed by so many.