The obituary notes that "Ms. Keene's passing leaves the city in an awkward fix. With hundreds of eagles loitering on the Spit, a sudden halt to feeding could bring starvation or an invasion into local backyards, federal biologists say. It's likely too late in winter for them to go elsewhere." We'll hope for a reasonable solution.
In March 2007, Charlie and Rod Ostoski (another fine photographer from Brevard County) spent a week in Homer with The Eagle Lady, photographing eagles. You can see some of the results of Charlie's efforts in his photo gallery and Rod's photos in his gallery. Rod took this photo of Charlie and Ms Keene, and Charlie passed along this remembrance: I looked at my notes from that trip and found a quote from her. "Someone asked me if I ever ate eagle and how did it taste? I said it was better than swan but not as good as spotted owl." She called the eagle poop on the condo roofs...Freedom Frosting. She was a great lady.
Debate if you wish the advisability of feeding wild critters, but mourn the loss of an unforgettable character.