by Pam Zubeck
Everyone who knew Lou Gonzales has a personal story to tell about Lou's wisdom, compassion and talent. When a book of her writings is launched at a lawn party next month, there'll be an opportunity to share your stories and hear others.
Lou, a Gazette columnist, died in 2003 of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Here's the information about the book launch:
Her remarkable body of work is now collected, in part, in a book, “Gifts from the Heart: Stories, Memories & Chronicles of Lucille Gonzales Oller,” edited by her former professor, Dr. Alexander Blackburn, and recently published by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The book, $20, will be launched at a lawn party at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at Freedom Park, located just south of The Gazette, 30 S. Prospect St. Ample free parking and free refreshments will be provided. Several of those who knew and loved her will speak briefly and the book will be for sale. Those who wish it can get their copy signed by the editor.
Lou was a student at UCCS and proceeds from the book will benefit the Lou Gonzales Scholarship, which is part of the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment for non-traditional women students with financial need.
Anyone who plans to attend should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 476-1673 by Aug. 19.
The book also is for sale at the UCCS Bookstore, The Gazette, and Hooked on Books.
The event is sponsored by The Gazette, UCCS, the University of Colorado Foundation and Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District.