Alice M. Noble, age 95, of Wooster died peacefully, Friday, November 26, 2010 surrounded by her family at Wooster Community Hospital.
A Celebration of Lice will be held on Sunday at 3:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 353 East Pine Street, Wooster, with Andries Coetzee officiating. Private family burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Alice was born January 10, 1915, in Cleveland, daughter of the late William Leo and Jesse Irene Austin Jackson. She graduated as valedictorian of the January, 1934, class at West Technical High School in Cleveland. As a result, she received a full scholarship at Western Reserve University. She married Donald E. Noble on July 8, 1939, who preceded her in death on June 30, 2002.
Alice was a homemaker, a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Board of Directors for Interfaith Housing Corp. She single-handedly raised the private donations necessary to build the Knights Field Pool. She involved herself in many other charities. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
On Donald and Alice Noble?s first date, January 24, 1934, they went skating at Brookside Park in Cleveland. On every possible anniversary of their first date, they would go skating. Donald and Alice dreamed of building an ice arena in Wooster so families could share their love of ice skating. Their dream was realized in June, 2002, when they opened the Alice Noble Ice Arena. Alice greatly enjoyed attending the spring and winter ice shows at ?her? ice arena.
Alice is survived by her children David D. Noble (Gayle) of Wooster; Jeanne Marilyn Langford (J. Stuart) of Ottawa, Ontario Canada; Nancy Noble Holland (James) of Altadena, California; grandchildren Donald Noble, II (Theresa) of Shreve; Robinson Noble of Ft. Collins, Colorado; Elizabeth Noble (Colin Page) of Camden, Maine; Matthew Noble of New York City; Andrew Noble (Emily Riddle) of Takoma Park, Maryland; Katherine Langford Berman (Ryan) of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Sarah Langford and Laura Langford of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Lily Holland of Altadena, California; and great-grandchildren Nicholas and Stephanie Noble of Shreve.
Along with her husband and parents, Alice was preceded in death by siblings Frederick Leo Jackson, Leodine Carruth, Clayton Jackson, her son, Richard Scott Noble, and her grandson, Stephen Noble Holland.
Contributions in Alice?s name may be directed to Westminster Church Music Program, 353 East Pine Street, Wooster, Ohio; or the Wayne Center for the Arts Scholarships, 237 South Walnut Street, Wooster, Ohio.
McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, Wooster is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Westminster Church Music Program, 353 East Pine Street, Wooster, Ohio; or the Wayne Center for the Arts Scholarships, 237 South Walnut Street, Wooster, Ohio.
Sunday, November, 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church