Patricia Sowden, age 76, of Almont, MI died Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Medilodge of Yale, MI. Patricia Ann La Joie was born December 16, 1944 in Negaunee, MI. She was the daughter of the late Louis “Ernie” and the late Mary (White) La Joie. Patricia grew up in Negaunee, MI. She was a high school graduate. She married David Sowden on January 29, 1963 in Negaunee, MI. Pat and Dave moved to the Capac/Almont area in 1965. Pat continued her education at St. Clair Community College where she earned her LPN nursing degree.

She was employed as an LPN by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital West for 12 years. Throughout her career, Patricia had also worked as an LPN for a nursing home in Romeo, caring for the elderly, and as a private nurse. Patricia was a den mother for her son’s Cub Scout program. She and Dave teamed up to lead Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Patricia was a member of Our Ladies of Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Auxiliary of Imlay City.

She is survived by her husband, David Sowden of Almont; her three sons, Jesse (Carol) Sowden of Mission Viejo, CA, Richard Sowden of Phoenix, AZ and Joe Sowden of Capac, MI; her siblings, Ernest La Joie of Negaunee, MI, Janet La Fond of Ishpeming, MI, and Robert (Alice) La Joie of Negaunee, MI; and her granddaughter, Madlin Sowden.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother-in-law, Doug La Fond.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4331 Capac Rd., Capac, MI. Reverend Fr. Noel Cornelio, pastor of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, officiated. Interment followed at Dawn Memorial Cemetery in Lapeer, MI.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

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