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Feedback: Memories of Patty Duke

Many of our Facebook friends expressed condolences and memories when they heard of the death of Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke. The actress, whose real name was Anna Pearce, moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1990 and was active in local theater and an advocate for mental illness awareness. Here are some of the posts:

Dinah Colker Coble

She was so generous with her time and talent while living in CDA-Spokane area. She will be missed. The tiny lady who packed a punch.

Bette Rae Vohs

I remember when she joined Costco at the old downtown one in Spokane. I was working membership. Nice lady.

Laurel Hanson

Loved her!

Darlene Mccarty

I remember when she was the Lilac Parade marshall.

Tain Schroeder

So sorry to hear this, prayers to the family and friends, she was loved by many.

Mary Kay Pupo-Fielding

Rest in peace, Beautiful Lady

Barbara Buckles-Braden

Met her at a softball game at Four Fields; we were the only two people sitting up in the stands. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed.

Sharon Matthews Scott

Oh no, so sorry to hear! She was a wonderful actress.

Leilani Kilpatrick

She was an amazing woman. Blessings as her journey continues…

Debra Harkins

RIP Patty Duke. Thank you for everything you’ve done. I will forever remember you.

Shawn Trople Lusarreta

So sorry to hear of her passing; met her one time as she was a classy lady. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Marilyn Essary Buergel

Darn. A really nice real person who shared her humanness. Saw her show at Interplayers. Just like talking to a friend.

Diana Cook

She was an inspiration to me and everyone she met. She had an amazing life. Gone to soon. She will be missed. My Heart goes out to her Family.

Terri Ortiz

Oh no…RIP Patty - you were loved

Jim Dashiell

I went to this play at Interplayers where she spoke to the audience. She had many challenges in life, but seemed to have risen above them. RIP Anna Pearce

Chasity McDonald Kohlman

I was blessed to have been able to work with her. She will be missed. Prayers and warm thoughts go out to her family.

Diane Rowen

This is a loss to us all. My condolences to her loving family.

Lorry K. Fitzpatrick

Very shocked and sad to hear of Patty Duke’s passing. Rest in peace Patty.

Janet Norby

So sad. She was special.

Sharon L Keenan

The Interplayers, Spokane, Washington, “The Miracle Worker” was beyond fantastic, saw the play and loved every minute…miss you, Patty Duke!

Tim Colquhoun

I’ve met her on a couple of occasions and she always had a smile. My condolences to her family at this very sad time.

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