Murle Noyes

Murle Landis Noyes of Ocean Park, formerly of Federal Way, died May 9 at Oregon Health Science University. He was 80.

Noyes was born May 9, 1924, to Claude and Leona Noyes in La Grande, Ore. He attended school in Imbler and worked on the family cattle ranch.

In 1941, he married Mary Watkins.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Navy. After his honorable discharge, the family moved to Seattle and he worked in the Bremerton shipyards.

He started his own septic tank business, G & N Septic, in Federal Way. He sponsored Little League teams in Federal Way through his business.

After selling the business, he and his second wife, Millie Nickerson Noyes, whom he married in 1975, purchased a recreation vehicle park in Ocean Park. He later sold it and established his own financial loan business, operating it until recently.

He was a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his children, Connie Peare of Mesa, Ariz., Sharon Noyes of Las Vegas, Nev., Candy and Harold Thorpe of Seattle, and Mark Noyes and Tania Brunell of Arcata, Calif.; a brother, David Noyes of Elgin; and six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Claudieann Noyes; his wife, Millie, in 1995; and two brothers, Tom and Charles Noyes.

A celebration of life was held May 14 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, with interment at Summerville Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., LaGrande, Ore. 97850.