Initially Pat Stacy was Duke's latter day secretary,
but in the early 70's she became his companion and lover.
I have copied Bill's posts over here.
With thanks to William T.Brooks
I think You have Forgotten One Person that Played a Very Big Part in the Last Seven Years in John Wayne's Life "Pat Stacy" His Secretary, Sweetheart and Lover !
And Don't Tell Me that She was Not Part of Duke's Family, Because None of His Three Wives Were By Blood Either , and They All Dumped Him and Pat Stacy Stayed By His Bed - Side Till The END, and Pat was at His Funeral. And Gretchen was a Daughter-In-Law Not Blood.
But Not His Two Ex-Wives, the Other One "Chata" Drank Her Self To Death before Duke's Passing !!
Just Ask Some of His Children that are Still Alive, and This is Why Duke Had Pat Stacy in "His Last Will And Testament" along With His Children !!!
Back in the Early 1970s Had a New Secretary and Soon to be His Last Sweetheart and Her Name was Pat Stacy !
She was Not In Films or T.V. but was Duke's Secretary , and took Very Good Care of Duke and Loved Him and Duke Loved Her Back, and She was at Duke's Bed Side at His Passing !!
She Passed on in 1995 also with Lung Cancer !!!