1933 ~ 2018\r\nNoel was born in St. George, Utah, weighing a hefty 3 ½ lbs. He spent most of his life in Murray. He was a proud Murray High Smelterite and played football when leather helmets without face masks were the best safety feature they had.\r\nHe married Darlene Hamblin at the ripe old age of 18. Before they knew it they had four children. \r\nHe went to work for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company at the age of 19 and was there for 35 years. In that time, he progressed through the ranks, taking every opportunity to advance himself until he retired as Shop Superintendent. His knowledge and skills gave him the opportunity to travel the world, lending his expertise wherever needed.\r\nAfter retirement he never slowed down. Some of the ways he spent his time was golfing, fishing, camping, hunting, creating metal art, four-wheeling, helping Darlene maintain his beautiful yard and spending time with friends and family.\r\nImmediately after retirement he and Darlene were able to realize their lifelong dream of traveling the United States and Canada in their motorhome. Their travels allowed them to visit many dear friends from coast-to-coast.\r\nHe soon put his creative skills to work. He began making marshmallow guns, selling them at the Salt Lake Farmers Market for several years. He was very successful and made some good “play money”. He also created amazing works or metal art, including fountains, garden art, horseshoe trees, and meticulously intricate airplanes for each of his sons and grandsons. He had several works in progress when he tragically passed away. \r\nUltimately, he found his greatest joy spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He could be found at EVERY game or performance in which they participated, from their childhood and into their adulthood. He was always their biggest supporter, fan and cheerleader. And how dare an ump or ref make a questionable call against them. One week he attended 26 of their events! \r\nNoel had a fantastic sense of humor. Sometimes irreverent, but always funny. He kept us laughing with his “daddyisms”. His keen wit was one of his best attributes. We will truly miss the twinkle in his eye when he would come up with “a good one”. \r\nNoel was always so willing to help anyone with any job or task. He served in several positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The last nine years he could be found every Sunday and Monday at Intermountain Medical Center as a Service Missionary. He loved this calling and those he served and served with. He was always at the ready with his truck and trailer to move or transport anything. You could always count on him being ready to help with absolutely anything. It truly made him happy when he was in the “service of his fellow man”. \r\nHis greatest love was “Dolly”, his loving companion of 66 years. She was his childhood and lifelong sweetheart. He was devoted to her and loved her dearly. He spent his last days and last words expressing his eternal love for her. \r\nHe will be so missed. Thank you for always just being you.