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.
I remember when she was the Lilac Parade marshall.
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
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.
She was an amazing woman. Blessings as her journey continues…
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.
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.
Oh no…RIP Patty - you were loved
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.
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.
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!
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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