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Cynthia Gail Schlau


July 22, 2021

Cynthia Gail Schlau, 62, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Thursday July 15, 2021, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance.

The Schlau family is celebrating the life of Gail, who was known to most people as “Gator”. She was born a daughter of Robert and Ann (Belk) Morgan on June 6, 1959, in Covington, Tennessee.

She grew up in Munford, Tennessee, and it was there Gail met the love of her life, Mark Schlau, and the two were married in 1977. To this union two sons were born: Nicholas and Matthew.

In 1981, Gail and her family moved to Gillette, Wyoming. In Gillette Gail worked for the United States Postal Service where she worked as a letter carrier until her retirement three years ago. Gail and Mark moved to an area west of Sundance, where they made their home.

During her retirement she loved to do gardening and listening to music. Her cherished time was when it came to Nicholas, he would send her poetry, which she loved and with Matt, he would play his guitar for her and she would make him play all night long!

Gail loved her family and friends very much. But if you weren’t doing things right, “Gator Gail” would set you straight!

Those left to mourn her passing are her husband, Mark Schlau, Sundance; her sons, Nicholas Schlau, Durango, Colorado and Matthew Schlau, Gillette; one granddaughter, Aubrey Schlau, Gillette; three sisters, Debbie Pickett, Covington, Jennette Phelps, Covington and Sharon Jones, Munford; a sister and brother-in-law, Michele and Gordon Young, Sundance and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bobby Morgan and sister, Beverly Morgan.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance.

Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at


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