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Obituary: Patricia A. Templin, Carmel

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Patricia A. Templin

Patricia A. Templin, 66, of Carmel, passed away March 18, 2014, in Indianapolis.

She was born to the late Kenneth Cook and Mary (Betty) Shattuck on Oct. 4, 1947, in Franklin,

She attended Indiana University in Bloomington and was a former director of the Hoosier Salon. She served on the board of Indiana Heritage Art as well as the board of the Indianapolis Athletic Club Foundation, which held a large collection of historically important Indiana artwork. She was also very active in the Broad Ripple Village Association in the ’90s.

Using her experience and knowledge of nonprofit organizations, grant-writing and marketing, Patricia was instrumental in establishing many nonprofit organizations, including Plein Air Painters Association. She was also influential in assisting George and Peggy Rapp in organizing the inaugural First Brush of Spring Plein Air Paint-Out in New Harmony.

She organized many art and fundraising events, curated large exhibitions of Historic Indiana Art and juried several Indiana Art Competitions. When she retired and began to do her own artwork again, it was accepted in several Indiana State Fair professional exhibits, annual Madison Art Shows and “Open Spaces: Art about the Land,” winning multiple awards and ribbons.

Pat is survived by two sisters, Debbie Cook-Mehdiyoun and Jamie Shattuck-Featherstone; one niece, Nikki Mehdiyoun; two nephews, Dustin Featherstone and Bijan Mehdiyoun, who were the loves of her life; and her cousin, Donna Ritchie, who was like a sister.

There will be a celebration of life service from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis.

If you would like to leave a memorial contribution in Pat’s honor, please make your payment out to Jason Ritchie Foundation at 5426 Bay Center Drive, No. 650, Tampa, FL 33609.

Pat had a huge heart, loved her family, and we will always remember her smile.

Love … bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, love never ends. — Corinthians 13:7-8

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