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Lois Duncan Arquette

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Lois Duncan Arquette Obituary
Arquette, Lois Duncan

April 28, 1934 â€"

June 15, 2016

Lois Arquette, known to readers around the world as author Lois Duncan, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 82.

She is survived by her husband Don Arquette; her four living children, Robin Burkin, Kerry Arquette, Brett Arquette, and Donald Jr.; six grandchildren; and her brother William Steinmetz.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Lois's "family" also included many hundreds of Facebook friends and fans. Early in her career she resolved to respond to every fan letter personally and she continued this practice throughout her life. She supported and nurtured the talents of upcoming authors.

In 1992 Lois published WHO KILLED MY DAUGHTER, the true story of the 1989 murder of her youngest child, Kaitlyn Arquette. The book recounts the deeply flawed investigation into the circumstances of Kaitlyn's death and the subsequent failings of the Albuquerque, New Mexico police response to new information. A second book about the still-unsolved murder, titled ONE TO THE WOLVES: ON THE TRAIL OF A KILLER, was published in 2014 by Planet Ann Rule.

The family asks that those wishing to commemorate Lois's passing send donations in her name to The Resource Center for Victims of Violent Death (10701 Lomas NE, Suite 115, Albuquerque, NM 87112).
Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 22, 2016
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