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David La Rae Noah age 76, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on February 6th, 2023.
For the past 9 months, David was battling cancer, he fought hard to beat it so he could continue to be with his family, but in the end, he lost the battle.
David was born on January 4, 1947, in Hays, Kansas to Leslie and Lucille Noah.
David grew up in Vista, California, and was the oldest of 4 children: his brother Richard and two sisters Sheila and Judy.
In 1964, David went into the Airforce at the age of 17 and proudly served his country. During his time in the Airforce, David met his lifelong friend, Bob McConnel. Bob and his wife Josie have played a special part in David’s family ever since.
In 1969 David married Lorraine, and a year later they welcomed their daughter Tracie into the world. Shortly after in 1973, the couple had their son David C, and his birth fell on the same day as the grand opening of Tracy’s Karate Studio.
David Noah had many amazing accomplishments besides his beautiful family, such as earning a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. David also graduated from the Police Academy, however, he did not enjoy all the paperwork, so he furthered his education in Water Treatment. After his studies he found himself working at RE Badger Filtration Plant in Rancho Santa Fe where he later retired. In 2015, several years after retiring David moved his family up to Post Falls, Idaho where he lived out the rest of his inspiring life.
David’s daughter Tracie blessed him with his first grandchild named Krystal, who gave him the name Poppy. Later on, Tracie and her husband Jacob brought a second grandson for Poppy named Jesse. Then Poppy got promoted to a Great Grandpa when Krystal had her two adorable daughters Hailey and Kayla whom Poppy adored and helped raise. David C. blessed Poppy with his two children Wolfe and Rebecca. Wolfe later gave Poppy a third beautiful great-granddaughter Lacey.
Out of all of David’s accomplishments, his most precious was his family, he loved and truly cherished being everyone’s “Poppy.”
David lived life to the fullest each day. He loved Jet skiing on the water in Mission Bay and Riding his four-wheeler in the Sand Dunes. He also loved and shared fond memories of vacationing in Hawaii with his buddy Bob and his family. David’s other passion was the art of dancing, which he spent many years perfecting his moves.
David Noah was an honorable, patient, kind, respectful, and humble man. Nothing made him happier than being surrounded by his loving family. David Noah made all the lives he touched so much fuller. To the best Poppy ever, we will love you always and forever, and never forget to end our days with “happy cheeks”
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