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First Baptist Church of Pasco
1105 N Road 36
Pasco, WA 99301

PAMELA ANN NOBLE Pamela Ann Noble went home to be with her Lord at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, Feb. 1, 2018. The Seattle Medical Examiner deemed her cause of death to be cardio-vascular disease saying, "most likely, she passed quickly". This was a big comfort to the family. Pam had battled cancer 5-7 years prior, and had been given a "clean bill of health" to that regard. Pam was born and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her earliest memories included annual family picnics with over 200 people enjoying the festivities. She graduated high school in 1965 and entered Iowa State University in Ames, just in time for what she called the "cultural revolution". Desiring to know more of the outside world, with different people and places, she then joined up with the Peace Corps. She spent 3 years in Ethiopia which remained to be the most outstanding and enjoyable experience of her life. While there, her primary job was serving as a Statistics & Operations Officer for the UN Smallpox Eradication Programme in Addis Ababa. This spiked her motivation and desire for 'more of the same' to want to work for the State Department. Multi cross-cultural experiences also drove her to a career in Social Work, which eventually led to many classes in Middle East politics, history and religion. Her personal curiosity about the Middle East was the driving force behind her interest at the time. Those 3 subjects remained strong focus areas all throughout her adult life as demonstrated by her writing a couple articles in a small Christian, Seattle newspaper called "The Washington Christian News". One year after Pam's parents, Lyle & Wilma Noble and siblings, Natalie Noble Gregg and Matthew Noble moved from Nebraska to the Tri Cities in 1978, she moved out west to Seattle. With the booming economy and competitive numbers of people already in Social Work, Pam moved to the Tri Cities from 1992-1994 to get established with the state as a Social Worker, then relocated back to Seattle to begin her career. While working, she went to school and received her Masters of Social Work in 2005 from the University of Washington, retiring as a Child Protective Services worker in 2012. Throughout her time in Seattle, she would call her two nieces almost weekly and catch up over the phone. Her entire immediate family preceded her in death, with survivors being: her beloved nieces Michele Gregg Pasma (husband, Jonathan; daughter's Ruby & Finley) and Holly Gregg Clark (husband, Jeremy; daughter Eleanor) both of Spokane; their father, Randy Gregg (her once brother-in-law) their now mom, Jenny Gregg (who considered Pam a sis-in-law) and their two other offspring, Jeremy Esmay of Seattle and Joanna Gregg (also considered Pam an aunt) of Kennewick along with her parents Randy & Jenny. Pam never married, but enjoyed her family to the fullest when spent time around them for holidays, graduations, weddings and other special occasions. She always captured the family through her gift of story-telling and laughter. She was able to find such a joy while being with people. She will be missed greatly! There will be a memorial to honor & celebrate Pam's life this Saturday, April 14, 11:00, located at the First Baptist Church of Pasco: 1105 N Rd 36,Pasco, WA.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 11, 2018
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