TAU Executive Director Deborah Carr remembers a visit to the Lightning Peak detention center with Nancy and Tate long ago. “The toughest of the adolescent boys just seemed to lose their bravado as they tenderly held that little dog in his blanket. He brought out the best in so many people. We will miss you, Tate!”
Former Executive Director Gaelyn Derr shared, “Tate was so special! He and Nancy were truly ambassadors for TAU. Such a little guy and he gave so much happiness and brought so much joy and love to the people he met in his many years of bringing comfort, love, hope and healing to those in need.”
A mother of one of the children that Tate visited said it best when she recalled the following about Tate and Nancy, “I remember when my daughter saw Tate at the hospital. We still talk about that moment. You both did a wonderful job helping others and he will be missed by many. You are a very giving woman and I am thankful for your life and the life of Tate.”
Thank you, Nancy, for giving so much of yourself and sharing Tate with so many. He will not be forgotten!
Honoring the Memory
This page honors the memory of members of the Therapy Animals of Utah family, both human and animal. We want to pay tribute to all those who have participated in our mission to bring the comfort, love, hope and healing of animals to those in need. We begin by dedicating this page to Jean Wylie— sister, friend, and benefactor— whose kindness lives on in the mission she helped support.
Please contact the executive director with an article an d photo if you wou ld like to add someone to this family album.