- December 11, 1951 - February 4, 2013
- Cortez, Colorado
of Patricia's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Thoughts continue to go to you as you live without Pati.
I hope you are finding some peace in this time of year with your planting.
I have been doing my homework regarding the mustangs and I am so inspired by Pati.
I plan to be at her benefit at Ken and Sue's in June. The mustangs were so lucky to have her as their advocate and since seeing "Wild Horses and Renegades" at the film festival I am awake and forever changed about their lives.
May you know you are in my thoughts and I hope you are alright David.
Posted by: Barb Wolfe - Durango, CO - friend Apr 30, 2013
My sister, Karen Shaw Updike, called tonight and told me she saw Pati's obituary in the Tri-County paper next to her great granddaughter, Sophie Grace's birth announcement. Pati was a good friend of mine in high school. We were "partners in crime". I've lost touch with her during our busy working lives, and I regret that deeply, but I wanted to tell you how very sorry I am to hear about her passing. My husband died of small cell lung
Posted by: Pam Shaw Stephens - Manning, SC Mar 12, 2013
Dave, So sorry to hear about Pati, it is always difficult when we loose the ones that are so dear to us. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Posted by: Tim Flanagan - Durango, CO Feb 15, 2013
David, I am so sorry to hear about Patti. I am happy I made the visit to your place last spring. Patti and I talked about horses and such many times, but I got to see her in action that day. Patty stopped by the jewelry store just before Christmas so we were able to say goodbye. I will miss Patty and her always happy attitude and smile.
Posted by: Loretta Jones - Ignacio, CO Feb 13, 2013
Dear David, So sorry for your loss. I will always treasure the hospitality you and Pati showed me on my trip with Lynda to visit you a few years back. Remember the bbq under the stars with Joe Cocker playing? Good memories. Pati was so patient and kind to this non horse woman on that ride, I will never forget her. I've also been planning to adopt a rescue dog after I retire, because of Pati's education when I visited. She fought long and hard and now is at peace, I hope that you can find peace.
Posted by: Sherry Owens - Running Springs, CA Feb 13, 2013
David and family, you are in our thoughts and hearts. We love you, Bram and Candice
Posted by: Candice - Durango, CO Feb 13, 2013
Our most sincere condolences to all of those who share in the sorrow of Patti's departure. Though we only met her a few times, her passion for the wild horses left an impression that will remain with us forever. We are so grateful that Patti's involvement with the Spring Creek herd has given us the only horses that we as a couple have ever known.
Posted by: Teresa and Steve Irick - Highlands Ranch, CO Feb 11, 2013
A poet named DuBose Heyward wrote this: Compassionate the mountains rise Dim with the wistful dimness of old eyes That, having looked on life time out of mind, Know that the simple gift of being kind Is greater than all the wisdom of the wise. Pati was a kind person. That is a gift and a legacy to the world around her that cannot be measured. We are so sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Gail Binkly and David Long - Cortez, CO Feb 10, 2013
Dear David, Even though we only knew Patty for a short time, she made a lasting impression on us. We knew she was special the first time we met her. Her caring and concern for others was so beautiful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and know that the wonderful memories that you had with Patty will last forever. Juanita and Al
Posted by: JUANITA & AL - LAS CRUCES, NM Feb 10, 2013
David, my heart is broken for you and Pati. I am in shock and so sad that she is gone. She was such a beautiful person-I am truly sorry for the pain you must be going through. We will miss her terribly.
Posted by: Didi Garcia - Albuquerque, NM - PA and friend Feb 10, 2013