Clogston, Patricia S. 76, of Asheville, NC, passed away at her home on March 12, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Sloan, and Jane Sloan. She was born in Minneapolis, MN, on March 29, 1946. Patricia attended Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota, and graduated in 1964. She immediately went to Ripon College, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated in 1968. Patricia then worked at Cargill in the IT department. She was a pioneering woman in a man's world and was an example that other women followed. In 1980, she became a systems analyst and was one of very few women in a leadership position at that time. Also in 1980, her husband, Charlie, was transferred to Brazil, and she came along as an independent consultant to automotive companies. They returned in 1984 and she worked on a software development project for a smaller firm where she developed a product that generated code. After returning to Minneapolis, Minnesota, she moved on to IDS doing small computer support. IDS later became American Express. Patricia volunteered her services as a systems consultant with Habitat for Humanity, both in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and Asheville. In 1995 Patricia retired and became an artist, working with pottery. When Charlie retired in 2000, they both moved to Asheville, NC. Patricia continued with her passion for pottery until 2010 when the clay became too heavy for her to work with, and she then switched to torching glass. Patricia developed breast cancer in 2019, which eventually metastasized. She underwent 4 rounds of chemotherapy and fought a long battle against cancer. Patricia is survived by her husband of over 51 years, Charlie Clogston. There will be a memorial service held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 789 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, on March 25, 2023, at 2:00 pm. The memorial service will be available online, and the church website (gcpcusa.org) will have the links. Morris Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with making funeral arrangements.
Patricia S. Clogston
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