Debora Noble, 51Debora Marie Noble, 51, Alexandria, formerly of Long Prairie, died July 23, 2012 at The Gathering Hospice Center in Oak Park Heights, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Debora Marie Noble, 51, Alexandria, formerly of Long Prairie, died July 23, 2012 at The Gathering Hospice Center in Oak Park Heights, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Debora was born November 2, 1960 in Long Prairie to Duane and Mary (Miller) Noble. She grew up in Long Prairie and graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1979. Debora then attended Bemidji State University, where she graduated with an English degree in 1983. She taught English in the Renville school district for one year before pursuing a different line of work in the printing business.
Debora worked at Arrow Printing in Bemidji until 1988, when she moved to Alexandria and started working at Quality Printing. She held the current position of graphic artist at Quality Printing, although her job title doesn’t fully describe all the different aspects of her job. Debora also ran an antique business with her sister and best friend, Cyndi, in Alexandria. They were known as the “Junk Chicks,” and together they would travel on weekends to numerous flea markets and antique stores looking for “treasures.”
Debora also collected many vintage dolls for herself. She was an avid reader, often having up to eight books going at one time. Debora was a published poet and was currently involved in writing a mystery novel. She was a long-time member of the League of Minnesota Poets. Debora enjoyed annual trips to Branson, Missouri with her family, as well as other family gatherings, and dearly loved her favorite niece, Maggie Rose.
Debora will be dearly missed by her parents, Duane and Mary Noble of Long Prairie; sister, Cyndi Noble of Alexandria; brother, Scott (Wendy) Noble and their daughter, Maggie Rose of Falcon Heights; step-grandmother, Gladys Miller of Eagle Bend; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, the Rev. Paul and Marie Miller, and Floyd and Ruth Noble.
A funeral service was held Friday, July 27 at The Alliance Church in Little Falls with Pastor Phil Ronzheimer officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie. Casket bearers were Russ Noble, Bill Noble, Rodney Noble, Don Miller, David Miller and Mark Larson.
Debora’s obituary and a guest book are available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
Arrangements are with Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie.