Frieda M. Noon, 82 |
March 29, 1935 — Oct. 16, 2017
Frieda Marie Noon, 82, of Bellevue, Neb., Grafton, Wis. and Winter Garden, Fla., passed away peacefully after a difficult battle with cancer on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in her home, with loving family by her side.
Frieda was born on March 29, 1935, on her family farm in Tishomingo, Johnston County, Okla., the daughter of W.B. Allen and Elsie (Brewer) Allen. Frieda and her loving husband, Milford L. (“Mel”) Noon Jr., were married July 17, 1954, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Durant, Okla. Frieda was widowed when Mel died in 2002 after 48 years of marriage.
Frieda is survived by four loving children: Timothy (Ingrid Bakke) Noon of Seattle, Wash. Peter (Lisa) Noon of Mechanicsville, Va.; April (Rick) Billings of Winter Garden, Fla.; and Angie (Jack) Lee of Cedarburg; 10 grandchildren, Andrea (Edgar) Ramirez, Vicki (Dominick) Amendum, Cameron (Danielle) Noon, Kelly Noon, Alec Billings, Nick Billings, Derrick Billings, Jack (Amber) Lee, Rachel (Kyle) Lee Kmiec and Katie Lee; and four great-grandchildren, Leila Ramirez, Indiana Ramirez, Marco Amendum and Tori Noon.
Frieda is further survived by nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law, other family and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Frieda was predeceased by her three brothers, Edjuel Allen, Farrell Allen and William Allen.
Frieda was raised on family farms in Oklahoma and Arizona. After high school graduation in 1952 in Nogales, Ariz., where Frieda met Mel, she joined her husband in 30 years of honorable service in the U.S. Air Force, living in Guam, the Philippines and various bases in the U.S., including their final assignment to Offutt AFB in Bellevue, Neb. On many occasions, Frieda served as both mother and father to the four children while Mel was deployed without the family. After Mel’s retirement from the Air Force in 1982, they lived for 10 years in Alexandria, Va., working for General Electric.
After retiring the second time in 1992, Frieda and Mel moved back to Bellevue, Neb., where they enjoyed traveling to visit children, grandchildren and friends, working on their house and beautiful gardens, and being snowbirds in Green Valley, Ariz. Frieda continued to enjoy summers in Nebraska and winters in Arizona for 10 years following Mel’s death, then moved in 2012 to Grafton, to live closer to her daughter, Angie. In 2015, Frieda sold her winter home in Arizona to relocate to Winter Garden, Fla., and live closer to her daughter, April.
Frieda had varied interests and adventures in life which included earning her pilots license while living in the Philippines, learning to be an accomplished artist and painter and being certified as a Master Gardener. Frieda enjoyed playing Mahjong, decorating, sewing, quilting, antiquing and participating in the Women in the Word Bible study at Alliance Bible Church in Wisconsin.
The celebration of Frieda’s amazing life is being held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Alliance Bible Church, 13939 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon, WI 53097, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. and the memorial services at 11 a.m.
If desired, donations in Frieda’s memory can be directed to the Alliance Bible Church Women’s Ministries.