Patricia “Pat” Lucille (Hogan) Slater - age 73, went to be with her Lord Saturday, September 7, 2019, in Grand Blanc. Pat enjoyed an idyllic, active, and outdoorsy childhood in her hometown of Linden. As a young adult, she adored cheerleading and dancing. She earned eighteen varsity letters while also participating in other school activities. After graduation from Linden High School in 1964, she attended Lansing Business University then gravitated to a career in office administration. For years, she was a homemaker and mother, raising her family within sight of her childhood home. Later, she became an insurance agent and part owner of Smith and Slater Insurance Agency with offices in Flint, Lapeer and Linden. Prior to retirement, she was employed by MESCO working for years in the business office. Pat was a person of deep Christian faith with a heart for worship, and she took opportunity to share her hope with others regularly. Family and close friends were an integral part of her life. She enjoyed classic movies, classic musicals, and classic cars. She appreciated many musical genres, but especially relished Motown music. Many have characterized her as compassionate, merciful and sweet with a witty, sometimes sassy, personality. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Barnes Hogan; father, Leo James Hogan; sister, Vicki Hogan Bedgood and brother, Gerald “Jerry” Hogan. She is survived by three children, Tina (Tim) Cole, Todd (Jessica) Slater, and Mark Slater; nine grandchildren including Darien, Cason, Hunter, Kayla, Elyse, Connor, Ty, Lydia and Dominic; and two great-grandchildren, Piper and Franklin. Visitation is planned for 11 AM, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. A memorial service will follow at 12 PM. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123  or to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Fund #30-506-055 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Contributions can be made payable to the University of  Iowa Center for Advancement; earmarked In Memory of Patricia Slater, and mailed to: University of Iowa Center for Advancement, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Tributes may be shared at

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