IN MEMORIAM: Harlan Noble (1925-2007)

Harlan Noble died at his winter home in Quartzsite, AZ, March 3, 2007. The internment was in Hopewell Cemetery. Harlan was born in Portland, Oregon on April 13th, 1925 to E. Clark and Bernice (Stoutenberg) Noble. His grandparents were Albert and Mabel (Hewitt) Stoutenberg; Great-grandparents were Adam and Cynthia Jane (Pittman) Hewitt; Great-great-grandparents were Henry and Elizabeth (Matheny) Hewitt. He graduated from Dayton (Oregon) High School and served in the Marine Corps during WWII. He spent his entire adult life living in the Grand Island / Unionvale area. In the 1960s, he was a member of the Dayton School Board for eight years. He attended Diesel Mechanicals School and was employed by Grand Island Sand & Gravel, Amity Hardware, and Rickreall Farm Supply. He also worked on a commercial bean picker for two years. He was married to D. Maxine Coberly in 1944. She died in 2002. He is survived by his two sons, Terry of Portland, Oregon and Harlie of Albany, Oregon, a daughter, Judy Bennett of Long Creek, Oregon; a brother, Merlin “John” of Salem, Oregon; his step mother, Versa Noble of Dayton, Oregon; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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