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Patricia Lou Tackett Duncan, 87, died April 19, 2017, in Fresno, California, following a cerebral hemmorage. She was born November 7, 1929, in Winslow, AZ, to Ronald Byron Tackett and Madelon Baker Easley Tackett. After marrying Richard Carey Duncan on April 22, 1951, they moved to Fresno, CA, where he was employed with Santa Fe Railway. Patti was a devoted wife and mother. As her children grew up, she served in various leadership roles with PTA, Boy and Girl Scouts, Job's Daughters and DeMolay. A lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and served on Altar Guild. She was an artist doing acrylic and oil paintings and china painting. She was a longtime member of Fresno Porcelain Artists and gave demonstrations of china painting techniques at the Fresno County Fair for many years. She was a member of Daughters of the Nile. Recently she has delighted in serving as a Book Buddy at Pinedale School. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a daughter, Careyn Patricia Duncan Armitage. She is survived by her children Richard Louis Duncan and his wife Patsy Reynolds Duncan of Duncan, Oklahoma, Bryan Leroy Duncan and his wife Jacqueline Davis Duncan of Fremont CA, Patti Ann Duncan Rice and her husband Bradley Rice of Atascadero CA, and Ric Armitage, of Fresno; seven grandchildren, including former Duncan residents, John Duncan of Lindenhurst Illinois and Joel Duncan of Alexandria, Virginia; and one great grandson, Daniel Duncan of Tempe, Arizona. A celebration of Patti's life was held on April 29 at Saint James Episcopal Cathedral in Fresno, CA.
Published on May 4, 2017
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