Shelley Gonzales Obituary, Death – It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Lt Col Shelley Gonzales earlier today, following a sudden illness and diagnosis. Shelley, a longstanding member of Civil Air Patrol, served as our CAP section leader in Emergency Management, contributing tirelessly to our organization at all levels.
Shelley was the embodiment of a passionate servant leader, and her absence will be deeply felt. Her dedication to CAP, especially our cadets, was unparalleled. She took pride in nurturing our future leaders, ensuring their unwavering support every step of the way. We understand that this news comes as a shock, and adjusting to CAP without Shelley will be a challenging journey. Let us remember the special moments we shared with Shelley and take solace in the countless smiles she brought to our faces. We encourage you to share your cherished memories as we navigate this period of grief together.
In honor of Shelley’s memory, please take a moment this week to check on your fellow members and be the supportive wingman that Shelley always exemplified. This tragic event serves as a poignant reminder of the significance of our time together and the importance of cherishing every opportunity we have to serve alongside passionate individuals like Shelley. Details regarding the service and arrangements are currently unavailable, but we will keep you informed as soon as they become known. Let us come together as a CAP family to remember and celebrate the remarkable life of Lt Col Shelley Gonzales. Her legacy will forever remain in our hearts.