In Memory of Diana Lee Coles

12/31/1948 ~ 4/27/2019

Long-time supporter of Bat World Sanctuary and avid lover of bats, Diana Lee Coles of Santa Fe, New Mexico, passed away on April 27th, 2019.

Diana was a force to be reckoned with. She was a brilliant artist and a devoted philanthropist especially where Bat World Sanctuary was concerned.

Diana was never afraid to do things no one else wanted to do. She had many careers including advertising, the garment industry and real estate. She enjoyed white water river rafting and other adventurous outdoor activities.

Surviving is her son, Forest, who was her brightest shining light, even in the darkest places. Forest shares his mother’s devotion to bats.

Diana’s creed was “Don’t be afraid to be different” and it was one of the things she loved about bats, their difference. We will miss Diana’s beautiful smile and giving nature.

May you always feel the presence of the tiny creatures you both loved and supported, and be lifted by their spirit as you always lifted the spirit of those around you in life. Rest in peace, dear friend, as you soar with the angels.

Please also see our Diana Lee Coles Memorial and her astounding bequest to Bat World Sanctuary








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