Alfred M. NoyesMarch 11, 1940 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 77)
Alfred M. Noyes, 77, of Cascade and Boise, Idaho went to be with his eternal heavenly family on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, after cancer robbed him of time with his earthly family. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise where he will be interred with military honors by personnel from the Mt. Home Air Force Base and the Cascade American Legion. If you plan on attending the service at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery please be there by 9:50 AM. A reception and dinner will follow at Cloverdale United Reformed Church, 3580 N. Cloverdale Road in Boise.
Al’s father was killed in WWII and his mother and extended family and friends bonded together to pick up the pieces. Al grew up mostly in OR and CA. He chose to serve his country in the Air Force, where he served in the Philippines and was able to visit his father’s gravesite. He met his dedicated and loving wife of 55 years, Marita Shrock, at Crater Lake, OR. Al and Marita have three children: Dixie, Robin and Sonny. They have 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren…all will miss him greatly. Al grew up an avid outdoorsman and spent most of his life taking care of our forests including retiring from the Forest Service and working as fire lookout at No Business Lookout for the Southern Idaho Timber Protection Agency. He held many community leadership and volunteer positions as well as running for several political positions. He wasn’t always successful at elections, but never gave up and always found another way to make a positive difference. He spent 11 years working in the Sergeant of Arms office at the Idaho Legislature and is a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #60, including having spent 25 years volunteering at Idaho Boy’s State, serving as Post Commander and service as the Valley County Services Officer helping Idaho’s Veterans.
Marita and family want to gratefully thank the entire Boise Veterans Administration staff for Al’s care over the last several years. Also thanks to American Legion Post# 60, Cloverdale United Reformed Church, Idaho Veterans Cemetery and Nampa Funeral Home.
What Al would want you to know:
-Serve your country in some capacity
-He retired from the Forest Service, but wouldn’t work for them today. He spent his life working to strengthen and utilize our natural resources through conservation. Our government, through social programs and a preservation mentality are locking up and ruining OUR resources…fight for them…they’re OURS…the government has turned into a poor caretaker.
-Never give up…41 years ago, in December of 1976 Al became a Christian…Jesus Christ can forgive anything and save anybody willing to declare He Is Lord!
If you wish to honor Al, Marita and Family, it is suggested that a memorial contribution be made to the Cloverdale United Reformed Church Fellowship Ladies, 3580 N. Cloverdale Rd, Boise, Idaho 83713.