Dec., 23, 1949 - August 3, 2012
In Loving Memory
Noell Jean Paul was born at Treasure Island Naval Base Hospital in Oakland, CA, the daughter of Roland and Margaret (Casey) Smith. She married the love of her life, Russ Paul, on February 14, 1970, and they shared 42 years together. She moved to Bend with her family in 1984. Her employment over the years included: Mt. Bachelor, Bend Cable, Bend Garbage and Central Oregon Radiology, where she worked for seven years as an Insurance Specialist. She made many friends during her 28 years living in Bend.
Noell had a special love for the outdoors. She enjoyed camping at Crescent Lake and boating at Lake Billy Chinook. Her other pleasures in life included photography, star gazing, reading, writing, music, card making and watching the History Channel.
She studied Business and writing at El Camino College in Torrance, California. In 1990, Noell was awarded "The Most Improved Shooter" of the Bend Womens Pool League.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Smith, and nephew, Casey Smith.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Russ; son, Aaron, daughter-in- law, Kathleen and granddaughter, Vivian of Happy Valley, OR; sister-in-law, Rhonda Kramer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother- in-law, Robin Paul of Torrance, CA; father, Roland Smith of Bend, OR; brother, Jerry Smith (Alice) of Santa Monica, CA; sisters, Paula Thomas of Bend, OR; Patty Masters (Clark) of Valdez, AK, and 16 nieces and nephews.
She had a great sense of humor, smile and enjoyed laughter in her life. She was proud of her son, Aaron, and becoming a grandmother to her granddaughter, Vivian Grace.
A special Thanks to the following: Dr. Tarbett at Bend Memorial Clinic, St. Charles Medical Center, Dr. Martin at Cancer Care of the Cascades, Hospice House and all staff that treated her with compassion and respect.
Donations may be made to Partners In Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 where Noell received loving care during the last two weeks of her life.
Autumn Funerals is in charge of arrangements. Memorial Service was held on August 7, at Christian Life Center, Hwy 20 in Bend, Oregon.
We will always remember Noells strength, faith, grace and dignity.