An open mike was provided for those who wished to share their memories. Among the speakers were Alan Cook, Bruce Chessé, and Kathy Foley.
Red clown noses and bubbles were distributed to salute her playful side.
IPM was represented by Alan Cook, Beth Fernandez, Gayle and Don Schluter, Sharon and Phil Moyer and Evey Brown.
Lettie was one of the manipulators on the very popular Bay area TV show, Brother Buzz. She branched out on TV in a number of other shows. She worked for the Oakland Recreation Department as director of the ORD Vagabond Puppets. Lettie mentored Jerry Juhl and Frank Oz who also worked for the Oakland Recreation Department. Soon after, they went to work for Jim Henson’s Muppets.
Her accomplishments include helping to form the San Francisco Bay Area Puppeteers Guild. She was the organizer of many local, regional and national Puppetry Festivals. She self-published Manual of Hand Puppet Manipulation
She was a tremendous force in American Puppetry, mentoring many young puppeteers.