NOBLEóDon Arch Noble, born October 4, 1922, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2006, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles after a long battle with Parkinsonís Disease.
Don was born in Windorn, Minn., and moved to Long Beach, Calif., as a child. He later moved to North Bend, where he graduated from high school. Don was a WWII veteran, serving in the Navy on the U.S.S. Wright in the Pacific. He returned to Coos Bay and worked at the Evans Products plywood plant until its closing in 1962.
He then moved to Lincoln City, where he was an active member of the Gideonís. After a well-earned retirement, he served on the Christian Mission ship, Anastasis, in Mexico for a year. He loved to travel and was able to do that for four years, living and traveling around the country in his motorhome. He finally settled down in Condon, living there happily for 10 years with his collection of miniature farm machinery and old cars that he would show to anyone he could.
Don leaves behind the love of his life for 59 years, Lorraine, sons: Darrell (Mergene) of Olympia, Wash.; Terry of Lincoln Beach; Brian of Newport; Roger (Carllena) of Lincoln City; and Bruce (Gabriella) of Otis. He has seven grandchildren.
Don was a member of the United Church of Christ of Condon and could be counted on to greet everyone and help in anyway he could. Don will be remembered for being a man of Faith, putting God first in his life, closely followed by his family. He had a big heart and always a smile.
The family wants to especially thank the staff of the Oregon Veteranís Home for their loving care over the last year and a half. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Gideonís or United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.
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