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Harold K. (Hal) Noall passed away September 17, 2013, at Rideout Memorial Hospital, Marysville, CA. He was born September 12, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Harold F. and Nelle K. Noall.
He attended schools in Utah, Idaho, and California, and graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1951. While there he served one year in the U.S. Navy reserves, then enrolled in the Army ROTC program and received his officer's commission at graduation. He was on active reserve while attending dental school in San Francisco at University of Pacific Dental School (formerly College of Physicians and Surgeons.) After graduation in 1955 he served on active duty at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
After satisfying his military obligation, he returned to California and practiced dentistry, first in Stockton, and then Berkeley before settling in Yuba City from 1960 until his retirement from general dentistry in 1990. He continued part time participation in practices outside the area, not fully retiring until he was 80 years old.
His was an active retirement - he claimed that he didn't know how he'd ever had time to work. He had a group of golf buddies from the gym where he worked out daily; and when they could no longer golf, they continued to meet weekly at McDonald's. He considered all his patients to be personal friends and joked that his social life revolved around chatting with any or all of them that he met on his daily shopping expeditions.
He was a member of Butte-Sierra Dental Society, the California Dental Assn., and the American Dental Assn. He served in numerous leadership positions locally and on the state level. He served on the Superior California Comprehensive Health Agency, and was also a consultant to the California Dental Service. He also belonged to the Alumni Associations of U.C. Berkeley and the University of Pacific Dental School.
In 1951 he married his college sweetheart and they recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife, Joy; sons, Kenneth, Keith, and Christopher of Yuba City; and daughter, Lorraine of Utah; and their spouses. He was preceded in death by another daughter, Susan, who died in infancy. Other survivors include 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and two brothers-- Brooke and Scott.
He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and an active priesthood holder. Services will be held at the L.D.S. Stake Center, 1470 Butte House Rd., Yuba City, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Sacramento Valley Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Dixon.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Sept. 21 to Sept. 24, 2013