Patricia Ruth (Clark) Fugle, 91, passed on November 3, 2022 of natural causes. She was a long-time resident of Cut Bank. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vita; father,Port; 2 brothers, George and Rupert; sister, June; and her ex-husband, Donald G. Fugle.
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 15 at Asper Funeral Homes, Cut Bank Chapel. A reception for friends and family will follow at the Moose Club.
Patricia was born on March 17, 1931 to Port Franklin and Vita Viola Clark in Sweetgrass, Montana. Growing up she moved numerous times and attended many different schools culminating in graduation from Cut Bank High School in 1949. She attended Kinman School for Business in Spokane, Washington before entering the workforce. During her lifetime she worked for numerous businesses including Ben Franklin and JC Penney (17 yrs).
Patricia was an avid seamstress who created everything from decorative items for the home to gorgeous bridesmaids’ dresses. She helped many in the community by sewing new garments, alterations, and mending. Beginning in her early twenties and continuing throughout her life, she helped anyone that asked with projects for school, 4-H, Girl Scouts, church benefits, and many other causes. After retiring she began taking adult art classes offered through the high school. She became an accomplished acrylic artist. Some of her paintings were donated to various charities for auctions; however, most of her paintings were given to her friends and relatives.
Patricia married Donald George Fugle on September 9, 1954 in Cut Bank and were married for 28 years. They had 3 children, Linda Belle Holsworth (’55), Richard Lee Fugle(’57) and Robert Alan Fugle(’57). She was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Randy James Fugle(’79), Kirby Marie Fugle(’87), Kayla Bethany Holsworth(’87), Devon Bailey Holsworth(’91), Jacob Lee Fugle(’93), and Trystin Maran Fugle(’03).
Patricia was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was friendly to all she met and had friends of all ages in all walks of life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She will especially be missed by Simba, her gorgeous white cat.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local animal shelter.