Pati Temple Memorial Benefit Bash

5 06 2013

Monday’s event to honor the National Mustang Association, Colorado chapter’s Pati Temple was a great success! A huge, heart-felt thank you to all the friends and family of Pati – and David – Temple who donated items to the silent auction and/or attended the bash. Your attendance and contributions go a long way toward helping us continue our advocacy on behalf of our Spring Creek Basin mustangs!


Durango photographer Claude Steelman donated a print of his outstanding photo of our handsome Traveler (left) and two of his photography books, including Wildshots, pictured. Bayfield artist Sarah Rose donated a print of her beautiful painting of Spring Creek Basin’s Aspen, right.


NMA/CO board member Karen Keene Day donated this stunning painting of Traveler. It’s based on a photo she took of him and his band in 2004.


Susan Thomas and NMA/CO board member Nancy Schaufele (in purple) check out silent auction items.


Nancy marks the final bids at the end of the silent auction. Kennebec Cafe, one of Pati’s favorite restaurants, provided a really beautiful setting for our event; many thanks for the great food and wonderful setup!


Kathe Hayes with San Juan Mountains Association shows off Alice Billings’ donated painting of Temple, wild filly in Spring Creek Basin named in honor of Pati and David. Kathe was the high bidder on the painting!

In addition to Nancy and Karen, many thanks to NMA/CO board members Tif Rodriguez and Lynda Larsen – and, always, David Temple – as well as our event planner, Tina Roth, for making this such a memorable and successful event in Pati’s memory.

Pati was an exceptional woman who fought for the well-being of animals and people whenever she saw a wrong. We think she would have loved this party. The worst part of it was that she wasn’t there to enjoy it with us.



3 responses

5 06 2013

What a wonderful way to memorialize a great friend, sister, wife, mother, daughter … really anyone.

5 06 2013

The turnout definitely spoke volumes about how much people valued Pati!

5 06 2013
Lynn and Kathy

We fully agree – She was obviously a force to be reckoned with in a very good way!
Some day, in the far, far distant future 🙂 the same will be said by folks about you! We remember back almost 5 years when we first learned of this magical place and the people who love it and continue to do so today! Thanks, TJ, for a job well-done… We will ALWAYS remember! 🙂

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