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Gogi Noel - August 10, 2011


Gogi Lynn Noel, age 50, was born Oct. 21, 1960 in Greeley to Frank and Donna (Wolf) Raub. She died Aug. 10, 2011 at her home in rural Holyoke.

She spent her childhood in Greeley, receiving her education from Greeley Central schools. She later attended and became an instructor at both Aims Community College in Greeley and Morgan Community College in Fort Morgan.

She married Richard “Rick” Noel in Greeley on Sept. 6, 1980. They were blessed with three children: Samantha, Mallori and Kalin.

The family lived and farmed in Windsor, Barnsville, Kersey, LaSalle and Wray. The past 13 years the family has called Holyoke home.

Rick and Gogi farmed until 1994. In 1985, they began a transportation company, and by 1995 Blackwolf Transport Inc. had evolved. Gogi was the owner, broker and dispatcher.

Gogi was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke. She loved to travel, spend time with family, read, sew, cook and garden.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Raub.

Surviving her are her husband, Rick; daughters, Samantha Wunderlich and husband Brian of Columbus, Neb. and Mallori Burnett and husband Bryan of Holyoke; son, Kalin Noel of Brookings, S.D.; grandchildren, Jadyn, Emma and Bryson; parents, Donna and Paul Palmer of Milliken; stepbrother, Aaron Palmer of Greeley; sisters, Sue Fortner of Missoula, Mont., Frankie Aars of Williston, N.D. and Dawn Uhrich of Greeley; nephews, Jake Uhrich and Matt Fritzler; nieces, Sarah Uhrich and Carly Erickson; friends, Roxanne Dixon and Jane Crabb; and a host of other friends and family. She will be missed by all those who knew her.

There was no visitation, as cremation was chosen.

A Celebration of Life service was held Aug. 13 at Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke with a reception following at the Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke.

Final resting place is in the arms of her loving family.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Division of MDA.

Gerk Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.