Suzann Lee Noe | Obituary
Valley Hills Funeral Home
Suzann Lee Noe died on April 30, 2021 in Washington University Hospital at the age of 74. Suzann was born in Seattle, WA to Helen L (Emory) Ellinger and James L Ellinger on June 26, 1946. Her family lived in the Lake City Seattle area where her father owned Lake City Drug. Suzann attended Sacred Heart Villa Parish School until third grade, when the family moved to Moses Lake, WA in the fall of 1954, when her father opened Ellinger’s Drug in a new mall, Vista Village. At the age of 14, she started working in her father’s pharmacy at the old soda fountain, then eventually graduated from other areas of the store and worked there throughout her years. high school and university. She loved working with her father in the family business with her grandfather and also her brother. She graduated from Moses Lake High School in 1964, being very active in theater, plays and various clubs. In her senior year, she ran and won the Miss Moses Lake crown and enjoyed the title very much, representing her town at various parades and events throughout this year. Suzie, as everyone always called her, always felt that she had the happiest and most idealistic childhood and family life. Her mother was a wonderful housewife and taught her how to sew and many other lifelong skills that she has used throughout her life. His family has taken a lot of fun trips together in their camping trailer to go to the beach and visit Disneyland twice. Their home was located on Moses Lake and they had many friends and relatives still visiting. She loved water skiing and did it every summer night and was an excellent slalom skier, teaching many young children to ski. She also liked to go duck and pheasant hunting with her father and brother. Their home was jokingly called Ellinger’s Hunting Lodge during hunting season, as relatives from the coast always came to hunt. She attended Gonzaga University for two years majoring in elementary education, met her first husband there, and married Gary M Vinneau, father of Jeffrey M Vinneau and Kristin M (Vinneau) Boettcher. After a short marriage, which was not meant to be, she returned to college and graduated from the office skills program. Moving to Yakima in 1979 to be close to her parents who had moved there, she bought a house and began raising Jeff and Kristin in West Valley. In 1981, she was introduced to the love of her life, Harvey D Noe, a widower, raising two beautiful daughters, Sonia R Noe and Michelle L (Noe) Kalkowski. They bought a house together and got married on March 5, 1983 at the Holy Family Catholic Church. She was determined that they were all going to be a family and through her loving and guiding hand, with Harvey’s love and strength, they became family. Right away they started doing activities and making family memories to bond between the four teenagers and started taking as many camping trips and activities as possible. Their home has become the center of all special family celebrations. Harvey and Suzann bought their first motorhome to take their grandchildren camping and create special memories with them and as their children and grandchildren grew older it has become a family tradition that the whole family, four generations. , all travel to the Oregon Coast every summer for ten days in their RVs for wonderful camping trips. Harvey and Suzann also enjoyed camping in Wonderland and taking trips in their RVs and seeing all the beautiful sites that all of the different states in the United States had to offer. Suzann and Harvey were married for 38 happy and memorable years. Suzann worked as an administrative assistant for Picatti Brothers for twelve years, worked for advisory and pharmaceutical services (CAPS) for five years as an administrative assistant and eventually worked for the Catholic Credit Union for twelve years in the loans department. as a title clerk when she retired. . During her retirement years, she served on the Advisory Board of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Eucharistic Minister and Lecturer, and Secretary of the Viking Crew Selah High School Band Booster Club for three years. Suzann enjoyed working in the yard with Harvey, sewing, decorating the house, reading, but her biggest and most favorite hobby was LITTLE CHILDREN. She liked them all very much.
Suzann was predeceased by her grandparents Norman and Ann Emory and Albert G. and Susan P Ellinger, parents James L and Helen L Ellinger, and one brother, James L Ellinger, Jr.
Survivors include husband Harvey D Noe, son Jeffrey M. Vinneau and partner Christine Mayros of King George, VA, daughters Sonia R. Noe and partner Keith Larson of Selah, WA, Michelle L Kalkowski (Steve) of San Tan Valley, AZ, and Kristin M. Boettcher (Edward) from Waialua, HI; twelve grandchildren: Luke Hoisington (Amanda), Lindsey R Buckley (Austin), Justin Vinneau (Lauren), Lauren Crago (Levi), Taylor Mayros, Kassie Quesnell, Georgia Quesnell, Kannon Quesnell, Destiny Kalkowski, Kassidy Kalowski, James Boettcher and Sean Boettcher; four great-grandchildren: Sebastian Pascal, Shelby Hoisington, Jude and Pierson Buckley; and also several nieces and nephews.
A commemorative mass is scheduled for May 6, 2021 at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima from 10 a.m. Please visit www.ValleyHillsfh.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.