June 3, 1927 - Apr. 7, 2013
Robert Noble, 85, of St. David, AZ passed away Sunday, April 7.
Robert was born June 3, 1927 in Alpine, AZ. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in business management. Robert was a very successful businessman and was best known for being a regional manager for Western Auto in Calexico during his 40+ years of employment with the company.
Robert was very involved in the local community, which included sponsoring several little league teams, donating time and merchandise to the local schools for fundraisers. He was also involved in local politics and sat on the hospital board in Calexico as well as being a member of the Imperial Valley College board of trustees for many years. He was commonly referred to as "Mr. Western Auto" and "Mr. Calexico". He loved the community of Calexico and missed his many friends when he retired and moved to Arizona. The family would like to express our gratitude to our oldest sister, Denise Bluth, who opened up her home to Dad and took excellent care of him during his illness.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Georgie Taylor Noble; mother and father, Rozella Brinkerhoff and Charles Leslie Noble; three brothers, Edward, Merwin, and Paul Noble; and a grandson, Robert Jess Bluth.
He is survived by his three sons, Mark (Cathy) Noble of Taylorsville, UT, Dale (Valentina) Noble of Midvale, UT, and Matthew Noble of Idaho Falls, ID; three daughters, Denise (Dennis) Bluth of St. David, AZ, Maryjane Noble of Prescott, AZ and Nancy (Dallas) Ricks of Ririe, ID; 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Robert is also survived by his brother, David (Bea) Noble of Alpine, AZ; and sister, Arlene (Kenneth) Saline of Alpine, AZ.
Services for Robert will be held Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Alpine, AZ. The family suggests those that wish to send flowers or plants contact The Flower Box in Eager, AZ at (928) 333-1437 due to burial location and accessibility. For any further questions, directions or accommodation information, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 221-7380 or Denise at email@example.com (520) 686-0717.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Apr. 11, 2013