Chance Gonzales

Chance D. Gonzales

1993 - 2022

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Obituary of Chance D. Gonzales

Chance Dyllian Gonzales

Born in 1993 in Laramie, Wyoming

Died on April 4, 2022 in Denver, Colorado

He has left behind Linda Bertrane-Gonzales (mother), Tim Gonzales (father), Dainnel E. Gonzales (sister), Weston T. Gonzales (brother) and Raleighe V. Gonzales (sister).

Schools he attended:

Berkeley Gardens (1998-1999)

Academy of Charter Schools (1999-2004)

Denver & Technology Academy (2004-2006

The Academy of Charter Schools (2006-2010)

Westminster High School (2010-2012)

Denver Community College (2012-2013)

Chance loved nature, he enjoyed tending to his gardens and ponds. He learned the art & science of Arbory from his father Tim Gonzales. Over time, he acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to tend to trees. He reached the mastery of a professional like his father in his mid twenties. 

He grew up in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Aspen Park, CO, where he learned about God and that through Jesus's death people's broken relationship with God is restored.

A social butterfly, Chance enjoyed getting to know people and making friends wherever he went. He connected instantly with many people and enjoyed the adventures and once in a lifetime experiences he shared with them. He unquestionably touched many hearts with his enthusiasm, his smile, and the jokes, stories, and songs he enjoyed sharing with anyone within earshot. 

Chance’s vigor and relentless pursuit of adventure ranged from going to concerts with friends, to spending time in the mountains: hiking, camping, and discovering waterfalls with his best friends (of many), Lani and Lari Rupp. He enjoyed long boarding, parkouring with friends, making art and hunting for plants to add to his endless tropical plant collection.

Whatever Chance set his mind to, he achieved with fierce gusto and often left us in awe with his lens in which he viewed the world.Through Chance we are reminded to enjoy nature, take life easy and to relax and let go, to be here now–in the moment.

His hospitality in friendships and family was always humble and pure.He radiated love and warmth 24/7. His legacy reminds us of the importance of cultivating your family and friendships.  Much like his love of nature, we are reminded to water and feed relationships so that they may flourish. When this was reciprocated it brought Chance the greatest joy.

Chance will be missed by his friends, family and acquaintances and of course his dog Mila, who was his pride and joy, and a great comfort and support in the final days of his trials and tribulations.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the  AFSP CO Chapter, To Write Love on Her Arms, or to The Alliance of Hope. If friends and family wish to give flowers, please send them to Feldman Mortuary. Or plant a flower/tree/plant in the name of our dearly beloved Chance Dyllian Gonzales.

Service information as follows:

Visitation: Wednesday, April 20th, 10am - 12pm at Feldman Mortuary Chapel (1673 York Street, Denver CO 80206)

Celebration of Life: Wednesday, April 20th, 1pm at Feldman Mortuary Chapel. This will also be livestreamed via Feldman Mortuary's YouTube channel.

Vigil Service: Thursday, April 21st, 4pm - 6pm at Feldman Mortuary Chapel.

Graveside: Friday, April 22nd, 2pm at Mt Olivet Cemetery (12801 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033).

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Feldman Mortuary Chapel
1673 York Street
Denver, Colorado, United States

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Feldman Mortuary Chapel
1673 York Street
Denver, Colorado, United States

Vigil Service

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Feldman Mortuary Chapel
1673 York Street
Denver, Colorado, United States


2:00 pm
Friday, April 22, 2022
Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States