ANCHORAGE - Arts patron and education leader Betti Cuddy has died at age 85.
The Anchorage Daily News reports the longtime Alaskan was surrounded by family when she died at home Wednesday.
Cuddy founded the organization Treasures of Sight and Sound, which allowed thousands of Anchorage children to participate in theater activities and paved the way for local productions.
Cuddy is survived by her husband Dan, as well as their six children and many grandchildren.
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