Loving and patient father, "Papa Buzz" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born in Klamath Falls to Cal and Nina Noble on Aug. 8, 1929. After many years with Parkinson's disease, he died peacefully at home on April 13, 2017. He married the love of his life, Carmelle Adams, in Mt. Laki Church in 1950; wed 67 years. Attended 12 years at Henley schools, graduating from Henley High School in 1949. Buzz received Henley High School Athletic Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement as member of the 1946, 1947 and 1948 Oregon B Track and Field Championship Team. He was an outstanding athlete, a four-year letterman and member of 1946 Oregon B State Championship Football Team, and also an outstanding bowler. He worked for the Harold Campbell Ranch and was foreman of the Harold Balin Ranch. Later, he went to work for Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1986. He was well known for his ability as a mechanic and it was repeated by many that "he could fix anything." He enjoyed hunting with his boys and friends. Survivors include his wife, Carmelle Adams Noble of Klamath Falls; daughter, Susan Carlson of Oregon City, Ore.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Jeanie Noble of Auburn, Calif., and Tom and Joyce Noble of Lakewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Jeff Gotchall, Laurie Gotchall Pearson and husband Brian, Jessica Noble Gowey and husband Mike, Jocelyn Noble Parson and husband Collin, and Tessa Noble; great-grandchildren, Austin and Cole Pearson and Tucker and Hadleigh Gowey. At his request, no service will be held. The family is planning a memorial celebration this summer. Contributions in his memory may be made to Mt. Laki Church, 12570 Highway 39, Klamath Falls, OR 97603.
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