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Memorial forms by Lincoln Park where woman fell through ice

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59-year-old Marcia DeWinter died after falling through ice in Lincoln Park. 59-year-old Marcia DeWinter died after falling through ice in Lincoln Park.

A tribute is now set up just outside Lincoln Park for 59-year-old Marcia DeWinter. She was known among the dog walkers at Lincoln Park.

“She loved to walk her dog,” Josh DeWinter, her son, says. “She had a great time with that dog.”

Josh is still grappling with the news of her death. On Tuesday, Marcia was walking her husky, Elsa, at Lincoln Park. The Spokane County Medical Examiner's office says she drowned at the park. Police say she was chasing her dog who ran out onto the ice. The ice broke and she fell through.

“Certainly going to miss her," Josh says. "That was a big bright part of life was a chance to get to see her.”

Josh says she’s been battling cancer, but she never let that get her down. It was just the kind of giving and selfless person she was. 

“The dog was a rescue that nobody wanted from an animal shelter and they were going to euthanize it and she got the dog for that reason. And had to make multiple sacrifices for the dog too and turns out the dog needed surgery.”

Now, she’s saved Elsa a second time and Josh hopes people remember what kind of person she was.

“She taught people how to give above and beyond their current position in life and that's there's always somebody you can help, always somebody you can lend a hand to," he says. "She exemplified that.”

Elsa is doing fine and SCRAPS is taking care of her. Josh will be going to SCRAPS to pick her up, but he says he is hoping to find to someone to provide a good home for her.

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