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Patricia Alden
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Birth: May 24, 1929
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1993
La Crosse
La Crosse County
Wisconsin, USA

Patricia was the youngest of four children born to Cecilia (Fosley) and Joseph Alden. At the age of 19 she entered into a relationship with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and entered St. Rose Convent in La Cross on August 27, 1948. She was admitted as a Postulant in February 1949, entered into the Novitiate in August 1949, First Profession August 1951 and Final Profession August 1957.

Patricia wanted to become a teacher and she received a BS in Education from Viterbo College, followed by a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Notre Dame University. She also did post-graduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She worked as an educator and served 20 years in various capacities including teacher, principal and superintendent at various elementary, junior high and collegiate schools in Iowa, Montana and Wisconsin. She also worked at Viterbo College as an instructor in the Education Department and in 1977 joined their Board of Directors where she served as a member and chairperson.

She served her religious community as Vice President (1982-1984) and President (1984-1990). During the last year of her life she was the director of the Francisan Center of Holistic Living in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Pat died at Villa St. Joseph in La Crosse, Wisconsin following surgery for a brain tumor at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. At 1:45pm on August 13th she opened her eyes, gazed upward and peacefully died with her brother Dick and Sisters Johanna, Margaret, Debbie and Luanne present. Sister Johanna described the room as being alive with the Presence of God.

Pat was a wonderful woman, kind, caring and joyful. One of her favorite Bible verses was Micah 6:8 "This is what Yahweh asks of you; to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Erwin Alden (1890 - 1949)
  Cecilia K Fosley Alden (1902 - 1993)
 
 Siblings:
  Cecilia Alden Starosky (1920 - 2014)*
  Jack Alden (1921 - 1987)*
  Richard J Alden (1923 - 2005)*
  Patricia Alden (1929 - 1993)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Catholic Cemetery of La Crosse
La Crosse
La Crosse County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Megan
Record added: Aug 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75372884
Patricia Alden
Added by: Patrick Rieland
 
 
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For my grand aunt Pat
- Megan
 Added: Aug. 23, 2011
 
 
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