Charles A. Noble

Saturday, January 5, 2019

On Jan. 3, 2019, we said farewell to our husband, dad, and papa, Mr. Charles A. Noble (100 years). Charles was born Nov. 5, 1918 in a ranch home on upper Cottonwood Creek in Lewistown, Montana. Charles was the third of five children born to Charles Noble, Sr., and Ida C. Kringle Noble. Charlie resided in Lewistown his entire life, with the exception of serving as a second-class aviation radio technician in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 21, 1942 until his honorable discharge Nov. 10, 1945. Charles attended Lewistown schools and graduated from Fergus County High School in 1942.

Charles purchased the Lewistown Transfer and Storage business in 1951, and shortly thereafter acquired the Texaco Products Distributorship in 1953. Mr. Noble operated these businesses until they were sold in 1984. Charles also was a founding member of the Yogo Inn consortium. Charlie was also active in various civic organizations as well as St. Leo’s Catholic Church. He faithfully attended Tuesday Kiwanis Club meetings for 22 years, serving as president in 1955 and loved his OFC men’s coffee club. He was also president of the Montana Warehouse and Transfer Association in 1979. Charles was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and member of the Fourth Degree at St. Leo’s.

Charles met the love of his life, Mildred May Cervenka Noble in 1952 while she was working in Billings. They married on May 1, 1954 and moved into their home on 10th and Boulevard. Mildred and Charles built their dream home in 1997 in Bonanza Hills and joyfully lived at 107 Silver Drive for twenty years. Charlie loved to sit in the breakfast nook and enjoy the spectacular view of the Moccasin and Judith Mountains.

Family came first for Charles and he deeply loved his children and grandchildren. Charlie is survived by his children, son Roger and wife Shawna Noble, and grandchildren David and Melanie Noble and daughter Gloria Mitchell and late husband Gregory Mitchell and granddaughters Alexa and Emeree Mitchell and a special friendship shared with Don Wipf.

While his accomplishments are many, Charles will be remembered for his kind and generous spirt, his commitment to always maintaining a positive attitude, his love of the people around him and his incredible work ethic. Charles was preceded in death by his sisters Lois Egan (1963), Marilyn Rahn (2006), Pauline Stephens (2008), and brother Robert “Rip” Noble (2012). Cremation has taken place and funeral arrangements are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday – January 5, 2019 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Lewistown.

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