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Patty Duke’s obituary

Actress Patty Duke receives a pin from Pamela Beyer, a district governor for Lions Clubs International, during a ceremony Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho honoring the actress for her service and contributions to the volunteer service organization. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos)
Actress Patty Duke receives a pin from Pamela Beyer, a district governor for Lions Clubs International, during a ceremony Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho honoring the actress for her service and contributions to the volunteer service organization. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos)

Longtime North Idaho resident Anna Marie Pearce, known professionally as Patty Duke, passed away March 29, 2016 after a brief illness, leaving behind a tremendous legacy of artistic accomplishment and public-health advocacy. Born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York to John and Frances (McMahon) Duke, she was well-known to the public since the days of her youth, and it was in her later life that her work had perhaps the most important and lasting impact. Full obituary from Yates Funeral Home here.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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