Gary Cecil Noyen, 80
Gary Cecil Noyen, 80, of Kellogg, Idaho, passed away November 7, 2022 at the Shoshone Medical Center of Kellogg. He was born October 14, 1942 in St. Maries, Idaho; Gary was the son of William and Hazel (Harrison) Noyen, Jr.
Gary attended grade school at Silver King, Idaho, the Kellogg Junior High School of Kellogg and the Kellogg High School, graduating in the Class of 1962. He furthered his education at the North Idaho College.
Gary entered the U.S. Army on December 5, 1962, serving two years in active duty and two years in the reserves.
Gary was united in marriage to Gloria Koole on December 4, 1976, at the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Pinehurst.
Gary worked in the grocery business most of his adult life; first working side by side with his parents at the Wayside Market in Smelterville, Idaho. He worked the grocery side of the business first, but later learned the trade of being a meat cutter, which he really enjoyed. Gary purchased the store from his father in 1991 and then sold the store in July of 2004. Gary continued working at the Wayside as a meat cutter for over a year; he then received a call from an employee at Steins IGA of Kellogg in need of a meat cutter. Gary continued working for Steins in Kellogg and Osburn until his retirement.
Gary loved and enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading- especially history and in his younger years he enjoyed fishing. He was an avid University of Idaho football fan, Gonzaga Bulldogs fan and a Seattle Seahawks fan.
Gary is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 46 years, Gloria Noyen of the family home of Kellogg; two step-children Greg Frank (Stacy) of Rose Lake and Carlene Frank Vanderhoof of Rathdrum, Idaho; four grandchildren Brice Frank of Twin Falls, Idaho, Hailey Frank of Pinehurst, Idaho, Emily Vanderhoof of Rathdrum, Idaho and Erica Counts of Texas; two sisters Janet Launhardt of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and Judy Reynolds (Randy) of Olympia, Washington; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog- Oscar. Gary was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Hazel, and one brother Jerry Noyen.
Private Family Services will be held.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Shoshone Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005 Kellogg, Idaho 83837.
You may share your special memories of Gary with his family at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com
SHOSHONE FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORY KELLOGG, IDAHO is entrusted with services.