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“DavidThoughts 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...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Barb Wolfe - Durango, CO - friend

“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...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Pam Shaw Stephens - Manning, SC

“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...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Tim Flanagan - Durango, CO

“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...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Loretta Jones - Ignacio, CO

“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...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Sherry Owens - Running Springs, CA

“David and family, you are in our thoughts and hearts. We love you, Bram and Candice ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Candice - Durango, CO

“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...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Teresa and Steve Irick - CO

“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...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Gail Binkly and David Long - CO

“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...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: JUANITA & AL - LAS CRUCES, NM

“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...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Didi Garcia - Albuquerque, NM

“Pati was a friend of the family for many years. Her love of animals and her compassion will remain in my heart. She will be missed. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Carla Weston - Durango, CO

“I am so sorry to hear about Patty. You are in my thoughts and prayers ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Steve Williams - Mancos, CO

“Wishing nothing but peace for Pati and her loved ones. Hold tight to the wonderful memories and call upon them in times of heartache. With Love,...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Lauren Pepe - Buffalo, NY

“dear David and family .... i am so sorry to hear of patti's passing...she so inspired me to be a better person and do more and care more...she was a...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Dana Ivers - Ridway, CO

“Dearest Marcie, David, Steve, and family, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Patti was...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Nicole Rose - Seattle, WA

“Dear David; William called to let me know of your loss. I was always amazed at the obvious true love you two shared. An example to all. Please...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: David Thomas - Denver, CO

“David, words can not express our deepest sympathy. We have always share so many good times ridding our mules at your place in Bondad. Patti had a...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Bob/Gloria Estes - .Durango, CO

“Dear David and family, Pati was a remarkable and loving woman and she will be missed by us, the animals, and all who love animals. Her contributions...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Earl & Mimi Scott - Mancos, CO

“David, our condolences to you and to all the fortunate people and animals who's lives were touched by Pati's loving grace. She will be missed. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Jerry and Teresa Dickenson - CO

“Dear David, Marcie, Steve and Family, There are some special people in life who are blessed with great compassion, strength and vision and there...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Dan and Laurie Parkinson - CO

“David, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Pati was an extraordinary woman who I loved knowing. She always inspired me with her strength,...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Kate Errett - Durango, CO

“Sincere condolences to Pati's family. Pati was a kind and compassionate lady. I hadn't seen her since the move to Cortez, but often thought of her....Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Clare Wingfield - Ignacio, CO

“David, we share in your grief, may we bring some strength to carry your burden. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Steve miles - CO

“Dave: So very sorry for your loss. Pati was loved by so many. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Wendell ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Wendell Williams - Sydney

“David: I'm so sorry for your loss. Pati was loved and will be remembered. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Lyn Rowley - Mancos, CO

“Dave, We are so sorry for your loss of Pati. We shared her love of animals and of life. She will be missed but not forgotten. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Jack & Judy Schuenemeyer - Cortez, CO

27 of 28 | Posted by: KALEN ELLIOTT - DURANGO, CO

“David: There are no words of sympathy that can ease the loss you have but I hope you will find some comfort in the thoughts that others care. ...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: June Head - Cortez, CO

PATRICIA ANN TEMPLE Patricia Ann Draheim Temple. Mustang angel and lover of all wildlife, words cannot come close to describing the dynamo that was Pati and the heartbreak is raw. Pati passed away at sunset on February 4, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by her family, friends and cherished pets. Born in Ithaca, New York in 1951 to Charles and Carol Draheim, she is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, David Temple; her dear sister, Marcie Draheim; brothers, Steven and Michael Draheim; nieces, Kim Mai and Ai lien Draheim; and favorite cousins, Lyn Draheim-Rezabek and Jeff English. No words can describe Pati's love of animals. She was a lifelong advocate for animals because she often said that they cannot speak for themselves, and was always known to rescue any animal in need. She was a strong supporter of For Pets' Sake Humane Society and was a founding member of the National Mustang Association – Colorado chapter (Spring Creek Basin Herd). A celebration of Pati's life is being planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Pati Temple Memorial Fund, c/o For Pets' Sake Humane Society, PO Box 1705, Cortez, Colo. 81321, ( or the Colorado Chapter of the National Mustang Association, PO Box 277, Dolores, Colo. 81323.

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