Shirley Cloud-Lane, acting executive director of the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum, paid tribute to the late Bennett Thompson for his contributions to the museum. Family members, friends, and well-wishers were in attendance at the museum on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Robert Burch, chairman of the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum Board, presented the family of the late Bennett Thompson with a plaque to show appreciation for his dedication to the museum.
Those in attendance were given an opportunity to speak of Bennet, Evelyn Russell spoke of her memories of her "brother" and his sense of humor.
Tallis Cantsee, along with Shirley Cloud-Lane presented Franklin Thompson with a Pendleton blanket with the museum logo on it, as part of the tribute to his father, Bennett Thompson.