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Constance K. Noah


1926 – 2012 - Obituary Condolences
Constance K. Noah Obituary
Connie Noah died at home, surrounded by her family, in La Jolla, CA, Saturday, January 21, 2012. She was born March 15, 1926, in Kansas City, MO, to Eugene and Helen Kiger. After graduating from Vassar College, she returned to Kansas City to raise a family with her husband, Richard Wiles Jr. They had three daughters and a son.
Connie had loved La Jolla since childhood and moved there in 1968 with her children and second husband, Brooks C. Noah. She served as Las Patronas President from 1973-1974, and was Jewel Ball Chairman in 1976.
Connie began a very successful career in interior design at the age of 50. She was a prolific designer, highly sought after for her unique creativity which spanned all areas of home design, often working from the ground up with architects and builders toward the most intricate of fine finishing touches. She designed furniture for her clients, and together with her husband, Brooks, created a line of chandeliers and fine jewelry, Chanestelle. She felt at home in Italy and its influence was often displayed in her work, which was celebrated in numerous magazines such as Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, as well as in several books on design. Her immense grace, elegance, wisdom and ageless beauty will be deeply missed.
Connie was preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Brooks Noah, who died September 15, 2011. She also lost her son, Richard E. Wiles III, and her sister, Jeannie Otness.
She leaves behind daughters, Wendy Wiles Kase, Robin Wiles and Blair Wiles Milazzo; grandsons, Wiles Kase, Richard Wiles IV, and Cruz Wiles; sister, Susan Davis Thorne; daughter-in-law, Lisa Wiles; son-in law, Tom Milazzo; stepdaughters, Susan Hensel and Deborah Lawrence; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Richard Wiles Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship at La Jolla Country Day and San Diego Hospice
Published in La Jolla Light on Jan. 26, 2012
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