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Doug Noble

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Memorial services for Doug Hugh Noble of the Kettle Falls, Wash., were conducted at Columbia River Church in Kettle Falls. Burial was at Meyers Falls Cemetery.

Mr. Noble died Saturday, June 12, in Spokane, Wash. He was 80.

He was born on April 20, 1924, in Santa Rosa. He joined the U.S. Army Aircorp in 1943 and served in England for three years during World War II. He attended college and received an associates degree prior to attending Bible College. He married Mary Nola Larkins on July 6, 1946, in Sacramento. He worked at McClellan Air Force Base as a civilian aircraft electrician and commuted to base from his ranch in Grass Valley. He had been a resident of Grass Valley for 15 years, moving to Orient, Wash., in 1969 to continue ranching. He left ranching in 2000 and traveled to Arizona in the winters and Canada in the summer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, aviation and his faith.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Noble of Kettle Falls; sons and daughters-in-law Mike and Peggy Noble of McMinnville, Ore., John and Cynthia Noble of McLeese Lake, B.C., and Dan and Jackie Noble of Kettle Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ken Anderson of Kettle Falls; brother, Don Noble of Kettle Falls; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 54, Caney, Kan., 67333-9980.

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