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Dean Noyes

Born: Sat., Dec. 30, 1944
Died: Wed., Nov. 9, 2016


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Dec. 03, 2016
Location: Oaks Pavillon


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Orville "Dean" Noyes, 71, of Myrtle Point died November 9, 2016 in Coos Bay from cancer. 

            Dean was born December 30, 1944 in Ord, Nebraska to Lavern Noyes and Avona (Nolde) Noyes.  Dean grew up in Myrtle Point, the second oldest brother to Dan, Becky, Dave, and Doug.  As a youth, Dean's passion was playing ball.  He was a member of baseball, basketball, and football teams in Myrtle Point.  He graduated from Myrtle Point High School with his classmates in 1963.  Dean went to college at Southern Oregon State College for a short time before going to work at Norply. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966.  He served in Company C of the 547th Engineer Battalion based in Darmstadt, Germany.  One of the highlights of his time in Germany was the 4-5 months he spent as a heavy equipment operator building a sports field in Wilhelmsfeld.

            Dean married Susan Rolfe of Powers in September, 1967.  After his service in the Army ended, Dean returned to work at Norply and then Georgia-Pacific in Coquille.  During this time, Dean and Susan lived in Myrtle Point and raised their daughters, Rhonda and Nicole.  After Georgia-Pacific closed, Dean went to work as a custodian for the Myrtle Point School District, retiring in 2006.

            Dean's greatest joys were his family and his friends.  He loved getting together with his siblings for the special occasions in their lives and to exchange a proper ribbing with them.  His girls and his grandchildren were the light of his life and he never missed a chance to be a part of their world, especially if it included high school or college sporting events, Sunday drives, camping, fishing, hunting, or trips to Eastern Oregon.  The friendships he had with Bill Brodie and Don Wagner were important to him and spanned nearly his entire lifetime.  The same is true of his friendship with his regular fishing and hunting buddy, Pat McCue.  Their hunting and fishing adventures brought their families together for annual camping trips to Central Oregon and Elk River.

            Dean is survived by his wife, Susan Noyes; children Rhonda and Don Hale of Gold Beach and Nicole Steele of Corvallis; son-in-law Adam Steele;  grandchildren Emma Steele, Christian Steele, Andrew Steele, and Gage Hale; step-grandchildren Ashley and Ty Wardle and Brianna and Tyler McGinnis;  siblings Dan and LaDona Noyes of Roseburg, Becky and Ed Bailey of Las Cruces, NM, Dave and Renae Noyes of Central Point, and Doug and Darcy Noyes of Ashland;  sister-in-law and brother-in-law Linda and Blaine Waldien of Coquille;  nephews Rob Schaffer, Rick Schaffer, Peter Rolfe, Alan Rolfe, David Noyes, Brad Noyes, and Doug Noyes; Nieces Dani Doan, Dawn Duffer, Sarah Bailey, Rachel Bailey, Elizabeth Bailey, Denise Noyes, and Kimberly Noyes; and numerous Noyes and Nolde cousins.  Dean was preceded in death by his dad, Lavern Noyes, in 2007, and his mom, Avona Noyes, in 2014.

            Dean was a genuinely nice person with a ready smile.  He was quick to inquire into the lives of others and share in their joy or sorrow.  He once used this quote by American poet, Edwin Markham: "There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone.  All that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own."  

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Gary and Terry Adams
   Posted Thu December 01, 2016
We were so sorry to learn of Dean's passing. He was a good friend to Gary while they were serving in the Army in Germany. Lots of great memories of good times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Chester Orr
   Posted Thu December 01, 2016
Dean Noyes was one of only a hand full of the Best Friends I ever had... NOA, I will remember You till the Day I die. chester orr (The Hillbilly)

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