The woman, Geraldine Doyle, who inspired the famous World War II "We Can Do It!" poster has died. Doyle never recognized her own face on it until 1984, when she saw her image on a magazine cover. Amazingly enough, she quit the factory she was working at after a couple weeks fearing that she might damage her hands.
Doyle was married for 66 years to dentist Leo Doyle, who died in February. They had six children, 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Geraldine Doyle died Sunday at a hospice facility in Lansing, her daughter said. She was 86.