Noah Benjamin Bishop, 3

Noah, a.k.a. "NoNo," Benjamin Bishop, beloved son of Scott and Jessica Bishop, was born in Seattle on April 7, 2006. Our little bit of sunshine left his loving family and friends too early on Feb. 25, 2010.

Joyful and happy all the time, he was our little daredevil and loved to play. He was most at home outdoors searching for bugs and worms, running and kicking his soccer ball in the park, riding his big-boy two-wheel bike (with no training wheels) and enjoying all the playgrounds throughout the city with other children. But no matter how tired he was at the end of the day, he refused to go to sleep without someone reading him "just one more" book.

As an active and avid pre-school student at Washington International School, Noah loved to learn. He was learning Chinese and was blessed with wonderful teachers and friends. But above all things, he loved to rough-house with his big brother (Gege in Chinese) and best friend, Isaiah.

Noah leaves behind his mother, Jessica; father, Scott; and brother, Isaiah; Grandpa, Jeff Sale, of Cross Plains, and "Miss Sandy" Breunig; grandparents Chuck and Yvonne Bishop of Poulsbo, Wash.; great-grandparents, Angela Yelusich of Valparaiso, Ind., Elsie Stassen of Hobart, Ind., Bob and Joan Ellestad of Mount Horeb; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will truly miss his smiling face.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jean Sale, who is now rocking him in heaven.

Zai jian little Noah

Qin qin ni. Bao bao ni. Women Ai Ni.

A celebration of Noah’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Drive North, Seattle, WA 98103. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to the "Noah Bishop Memorial Playground Fund" at Bank of America, account 4448523.