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Gloria Patton Soughan, (91) Died peacefully in her apartment in Mesa, Arizona on July 30th, 2019.
Gloria was born in Highland Park, Michigan on June 2nd, 1928. Gloria grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University where, as she reminded her family, she was the first homecoming queen in 1949. She courageously moved to Manhattan on her own and had a successful career as one of the few women in marketing on Madison Ave in the 1950’s. It was there that she met her husband, John Soughan, a marketing executive at Pepsi Cola. They married and had three boys. The family moved to Ohio in the 1970’s and settled in Pepper Pike and later Chagrin Falls Gloria continued her work in digital production and event management until the 1990’s. Gloria was a stalwart at St. Christopher’s by the River in Gates Mills where she was a devoted member of the Altar Guild and a passionate supporter of St. Christopher’s “Bargain Box” sale and it’s outreach program. Gloria is survived by her children, John Jefferson Soughan, Jr. (Linda) of Millburn, NJ, Anthony Patton Soughan of Hong Kong and David Paris Soughan of Fountain Hills, AZ, grandchildren John Patrick Soughan, Lachlan Richey Soughan and Katie Mei Soughan. Gloria joins her loving husband John Jefferson Soughan, Sr and her adored sisters, Laura Lee and Janet who preceded her in death.