Wesley Gayle Pickering

July 24, 1974February 16, 2021
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Wesley Gayle Pickering died and went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 16, 2021, at her home in Longmont at the age of 46. She was born July 24, 1974, in Holyoke, CO to Richard and Carolyn (Sullivan) Gonzales. When Wesley was a little girl, she and her mom moved to Hereford, CO for a brief time before moving to Longmont, CO, where Wesley grew up. She graduated from Niwot High School in 1993, and many of her friends from school continued to be lifelong friends. Wesley attended Front Range Community College to complete her R.N. degree. Excelling at her career, she quickly advanced from being a floor nurse to director of nursing and finally to working for the Colorado State Health Department. Her work life through the years centered around nursing homes and the elderly, who held a special place in her heart. On March 24, 2001, Wesley married Andrew Pickering. Their marriage was blessed with the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Mae in 2001 and son, Kody Clayton in 2004. Wesley was a devoted mother and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a die-hard Denver Broncos fan, and she loved the beach and all things pink. She was an animal lover, always wanting to adopt a new pet, much to the dismay of some of her family members, and had recently added chickens and fainting goats to the mix. While battling cancer for many years, she never wavered in her faith in God's goodness and love for her. Her strength, courage, and positive outlook on life were an inspiration to all who knew her. Wesley was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Sullivan, and father, Richard Gonzales. She is survived by her daughter, Alyssa Pickering; son, Kody Pickering; Andrew Pickering; Judy and Al Snyder; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at noon at Shupe Homestead, 11931 N. 61st St. in Longmont. The service will be livestreamed at Cremation was chosen, and her ashes will be laid to rest with her parents at Foothills Cemetery in Longmont. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley's family in care of Roberta's Legacy at

A link for a livestream of the ceremony will be provided at a later time.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, February 27, 2021



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Karyn Banks

February 26, 2021

I met Wesley when she hired me as a hospice nurse. She was an amazing person, with a kind heart and her compassion for others had no limits. She was intelligent and a great nurse. I saw this compassion everyday that I worked with her. I will miss her deeply, and everyone that knew her will hold their memories close to their heart. I send my deepest condolences to her family. We were all so blessed to have her in our lives.

Jennifer Rodarte ( Aragon)

February 26, 2021

So Sorry for your loss ❤️🙏😇 to the family , I am Richards cousin R.I.P also I was the flower girl at His wedding 😘👍👍‼️❤️R.I.P BOTH OF YOU ‼️ Sorry I couldn't make it to the services ‼️ God bless you ALL ❤️‼️

Wendy Jacoby

February 24, 2021

I met Wesley when she lived a few houses behind me in Longmont and attended the same school as me but a grade above me. I will always remember her as a kind hearted sweet and caring soul. She was always smiling and would never hesitate to help someone if they needed it. She has helped me a time or two when I really needed it and I will always be grateful for that. I will always keep her in my thoughts and continue to keep her family and friends in my prayers through this hard time. You will be missed by many!!!

Katie Erickson

February 24, 2021

I met Wesley at LifeCare of Longmont in 2007.

She was intelligent, kind-hearted and beautiful! Back then she had recently taken on a huge responsibility at the facility.

Wes always maintained her composure, caring spirit and love for the people she worked with and for.

She loved her children the moon 🌙 and back.

She loved her family.....her parents were so important to her.

She loved her friends and we maintained our friendship although I left the Denver area many years ago!

She loved The Lord.

Such a beautiful spirit lost way too soon!

My thoughts and prayers to all who loved Wes....and I know you are plentiful!!

Katie Erickson

Hannah Williams

February 19, 2021

Aly and Kody, you remain in our thoughts and prayers through this time. Your mom was a sweet lady, and I am grateful to have known her.