- Paul James Noyes
- Davis Adams
- Pearl Lorene McKnight
Paul James Noyes. Born on March 22nd 1938 in Fall City, Nebraska Passed away on September 28th 2013 in Federal Way, Washington.
Paul grew up in Nebraska and Bakersfield, California with his five loving brothers and sisters. He began his engineering career while serving our country in the United States Air Force. After leaving the military, Paul went to work for Shell Oil as an engineer in the Gulf of Alaska. He then owned and operated his own Auto Electric Business called “Paul’s Auto Electric” in San Diego, California.
After selling his business, then moving to Washington to retire amongst the beautiful evergreens, he got called out of “retirement” to work for Advo Systems in Kent, WA as their Maintenance Manager. Paul finally “fully retired” in 1991.
Paul most certainly had a very full and happy life; he took great pride in being able to make women blush with his sparkling blues eyes…… good looks, fantastic smile and incredible presence…. Paul had such a zest for life; he had never met a stranger. To him a stranger was only someone he had not yet met. After full retirement in 1991 Paul was then able to pursue all of his favorite hobbies. Fishing, prospecting, spending time with those he loved, and spoiling his Grand Children & Great Grandchildren. He absolutely loved the outdoors and all that included, whether it was watching birds with his grand babies, teaching them how to start a camp fire in his own backyard or riding his Honda 90 at Lake Trask. One of Paul’s favorite things to do was to have the grandchildren over, spoil them rotten, fill them with sugar and send them home! Paul will be missed for so many things; his incredible Poppa bear hugs he would give, the sound of his big belly laughs after one of his “appropriate jokes,” and his amazing ability to know the answer to EVERYTHING! Seriously, how did one man know so many things? Our Poppa was just so intelligent…. his engineering, electrical, mechanical and scientific knowledge is LEGENDARY! We are so very appreciative for all of the knowledge that he passed down…….. AND last but not least, Paul’s incredibly fierce handshake…… If you survived it, you didn’t soon forget it!
Paul was preceded in death by his Parents, CW and Mary Noyes, his brother Fran, his sisters Betty, Emma and Kay…..Whom we are sure were all there to welcome him home, along with so many others that have gone on before him.
Paul is survived by his loving wife Sheila. Left to carry on Paul’s natural charm, good looks and incredible sense of humor are his four beautiful daughters: Paula Noyes, Monyce Mathys, Patricia Canzler and Kathleen McCoy. His amazing and fantastic handshake surviving son-in laws Beat’ Mathys and Micky McCoy; His big brother Robert Noyes of Bakersfield, CA. As well as his Beloved Grandchildren: Mark Albano, Alicia Cardell, Todd Albano, Alexis Canzler, Chantal Mathys, Trevin McCoy and Sidney McCoy. Cherished Great Grandchildren: Pax Albano, Piper Albano, Tristyn Cardell, Mckenzie Cardell, Savanna Albano, Skylar Albano and his newest family addition, Summer Albano.
~ Rest in Peace Poppa ~ We Will Love You Forever
Davis Adams (1-12-1945 to 9-28-2013) Celebrating the life of David Adams, born on January 12, 1945, from Tacoma, WA.
His parents were Ray and Inez. He was the fourth of four children. He attended Mount Tahoma High School where he earned his high school diploma. After graduation he began a career as presser at Boise Cascade Paper Mill. He retired in 1999 after serving for thirty five years. After retirement he was involved with family. He lived in Yelm. His special friends were Bob Smitley, Michelle Doyle and Leray Conrad. He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1969. His most important events in his life were with his kids and family. Five words that best describe him are, stubborn, loving, strong willed, hardworking and a sense of humor. The most important event in his life were the birth of his children. His favorite past times and activities were camping, fishing and sports. His favorite musician was Randy Travis and his was a country music lover. He would want the atmosphere at his service to be reflective.
Remembrances may be shared on our TRIBUTE WALL
Pearl Lorene McKnight went to be with the Lord on September 30, 2013 at her residence. Pearl had a special place in her heart for her cat Happy. She enjoyed gardening, arranging flowers, sewing, and shopping. Pearl is survived by her daughters Lynnel McKnight of Olympia, WA and Raedean McBean (Mike) of Denver, CO; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harmon McKnight and son Kenny McKnight formally of Lakewood, WA. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones and friends.
Viewing will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Services will be at the Garden Chapel on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 beginning at 2:00 PM.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.