Cleon Ernest Noble died on January 15, 2004, at the age of 81.
He was born in Salt Lake City, UT on June 29, 1922 to Nellie Alnora Mills and Monroe Clarence Noble. He spent his childhood and youth in Utah and Idaho.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served faithfully in all of his callings, including a full-time mission to the Sydney Australia Mission. He married Mary Catherine Bowen in the Salt Lake Temple on January 30, 1948. They were blessed with three sons and five daughters.
He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Marine Corps from 1942-1944.
Throughout his life he has lived in Murray and American Fork, Utah, Moses Lake and Walla Walla, Washington before settling in Salem, UT for the past 13 years.
Each move left behind many dear friends and loved ones.
His passing leaves a legacy of service and long time friendships.
He loved his children, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, animals, especially horses, and working with his hands in the outdoors. Together with Catherine they lived a life full of service to others and dedication to living Gospel principles.
Cleon was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, his parents, two brothers and one grandson.
He is survived by eight children: Diane (Stanley) Green, Salem, UT; Brian (Nancy) Noble, Provo, UT; Nancy Noble, Lake Arrowhead, CA; Rosemary (Roy) Palmer, Tallahassee, FL; Ross (Clarissa) Noble, Pendleton, OR; Annette (John) Golom, Clinton, UT; Paul (Katie) Noble, West Jordan, UT; and Margaret (Tony) Jackson, Maricopa, AZ.
Also surviving him are 37 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, eight siblings: Vern, Eva, Mary Alnora, Orson, Jay, Wayne, and Earl, as well as numerous extended family members and friends who loved him and will miss him.
The family expresses our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to Jeni and Daniel Green and their children for their constant, tender and joyful care of our Dad while living with him during the past 10 months, and to VistaCare Hospice for the gentleness and caring they showed our father.
Funeral services will be held, Thursday, January 22, 2004 in the LDS Chapel at 60 S. Main St. in Salem, UT at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing just prior, beginning at 9:45 a.m. The interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary of Orem. You may send condolences to the family at www.sundberg-olpinmortuary.com.