Beulah Eastlake Noldy of Athens died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit.
She was born in Jermyn, Pa., the daughter of Reuben and Mamie Seymour Eastlake on Dec. 22, 1919. She was the widow of Daniel Noldy, whom she married Oct. 29, 1938, and who predeceased her on Dec. 19, 1988.
She is survived by four children, Danice (Dale) Tanner of Horseheads, Gail (Jack) Riley of Sayre, Carol Lewis of Horseheads and Rodney (Linda) Noldy of Sayre; nine of her grandchildren survive her as well, Dale Tanner II of Oklahoma City, Kevin Riley and Sheila Riley DelPierre both of Sayre, Sue Riley DelPierre of Harrisburg, Karen Lewis Deines, Robert Lewis and Beth Lewis Meehan all of Horseheads, Mark Noldy of Sayre and Matthew Noldy of Mansfield. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Melissa Tanner Brown of Albuquerque, N.M.
Twenty-one great-grandchildren also survive her, Zachary, Clark, Jordan and Owen Tanner of Oklahoma City, Kathryn, Daniel and Patrick Riley of Sayre, Erin and Meghan Delpierre of Harrisburg, John and Juliet Deines, Kyle Lewis, Jacob, Melissa, Joshua Meehan all of Horseheads, Abigail, Alexandra, Andrea and Audrey Noldy of Sayre, Lindsay Noldy and August Storey both of Mansfield. A great-granddaughter, Lindsey Tanner Brown of Albuquerque also predeceased her.
For 25 years, Beulah was an employee of Sayre Lingerie, after which she worked as a technical specialist for E.I. Dupont in Towanda for 12 years, retiring in 1985. Throughout her life Beulah was very accomplished with all varieties of needlework and created many beautiful pieces, most of which she enjoyed giving away to family and friends. Beulah also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, bingo and was an avid sport's fan. Prior to her husband's death, they enjoyed numerous trips in this country and abroad. Beulah insisted on cooking delicious holiday meals for her large extended family until her mid-80s.
After retirement, she served in the community delivering Meals on Wheels before her husband's death and only recently as her eyesight began to fail did she give up her work at the election polls. She and her husband for many years delivered the bread used in communion services at St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre, where she was a member.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of Ashton Medical Care and Towanda Skilled Nursing for their care during the last ten months, as well as our sister, Gail Riley, for many, many years of devoted care of our dear Mother.
Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, PA 18840
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