Elizabeth “Liz” Gorny, 98, passed away on December 21 in Cheyenne. Liz was born on June 10, 1924, in Omaha, NE, the eldest daughter of Fred and Nadine Schroeder.
Liz graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Creighton University. It was there that she met her husband, Arthur S. Gorny. They married in 1948.
Liz loved being a nurse. She was a nurse in various hospital wards and private duty, and taught nursing at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. Her marriage took her to St. Louis, MO and Scottsbluff, NE where she paused her professional career to embark on her other great love, starting a family and being a mother. She had three children, Daniel, David, and Beverly, all of Cheyenne.
Liz and her family moved to Cheyenne in 1959 where her husband established a private orthodontic practice and Liz raised the family.
In the mid-1970s, she started a second career as the school nurse at East High School in Cheyenne. In 1980, she achieved her Master of Arts degree in health education at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. She retired from the school district in 1984.
Liz loved reading and would often say that books transported her to other places. She was a skilled stained-glass artist and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing bridge, spending time with her family and the company of her small dogs.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Art, and one sister, Marian Hoffman. She is survived by her children, her sister Joan Brejnik of Omaha, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Interment will follow at Olivet Cemetery at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter in Liz’s memory.
Service will be livestreamed; link will be on website closer to service date.