Victor Noel, age 84 of Oroville passed away Wednesday January 29, 2014 at his home in Oroville. He was born on December 20, 1929 to parents George and Mary Noel at Menlo, Washington where his parents and older siblings owned and operated a dairy.
In 1938 he moved to Oroville with his family where they bought a small farm on County #7. Victor started school in Oroville and continued until the war broke out. His father and mother were alone on the farm milking dairy cows and it was decided to began his life as a farmer. They continued with the dairy operations until there was a fire in the milk house which destroyed everything. After the fire they expanded the farm and went into the beef cattle operation which Victor continued to operate until his retirement a few years ago.
In 1947 he met and married the love of his life Madeline (Tunie) Farmer where she joined him on the farm to raise their family. Victor loved hunting and fishing, if there wasn’t work to be done on the farm, he was doing one or the other. Victor was a kind person always willing to give his neighbors a helping hand when he could. Victor’s life was the farm and his “cows”.
Victor is survived by his wife Madeline and four children, Richard Gale, Rodney (Kathy), Gregory and Michelle (Terry) all of Oroville; ten grandchildren, Olivia, Elijah, April, Molly, Sarah, Jarrod, Derick, Hunter and Tyson; their spouses and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary of Oroville, brothers Henry, Wilford and Buster and a sister, Dorothy.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Bergh Chapel in Oroville.
Bergh Funeral Services of Oroville/Tonasket in charge of the arrangements.