Olinger Hampden Mortuary and Cemetery

8600 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO


Lenora Ruth Noble

December 30, 1931September 5, 2019

On Thursday September 5, 2019 Lenora “Lynn” Noble, loving mother and sister passed away at the age of 87.

Lynn was born December 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado to Odessa (Adams) and Carl Thornbrough. She lived in the North Denver area throughout her school years. Graduating from North High school in 1950.

She married her high school sweetheart James Noble on March 10, 1950. They then started their married life in the Air Force. They spent the next 20 years traveling to assignments in the Air Force. Their travels included: Texas, Alaska, Florida, Philippines, South Carolina and finally Virginia.

After moving to Virginia, Lynn opened up her heart and home to foster children. She took many children in assuring they felt loved and cared for. She would sew them clothes assuring on Easter everyone in her home had a new outfit. She also loved poodles. She bred them and groomed them to perfection. In 1970 military life was over and the family moved back to Colorado to be near family. The family made the drive from Virginia to Colorado in a Plymouth Fury 4 door with three children and 9 poodles.

After returning to Colorado with all of her children in school Lynn went to work for an Ophthalmologist as his assistant and optician. She worked for him for many years.

In 1980 she built her dream home on a piece of property they had bought while in the military. She poured her heart out in design of this home, even living in a camper while waiting for it to be finished.

Later she built her second home in Coal Creek Canyon where she took her love of flowers and opened up a floral shop. She did several of the family’s weddings including her brothers and her daughter Pamela’s. Lynn’s husband of thirty-seven years passed away in 1987. She then took her floral passion and went to work at Callaghan’s Floral. She made many friends there and did some traveling with them.

Lynn moved to Cheery Creek Senior Living Facility in 2014 where she continued her love of flowers; every spring planting flowers on her deck to weekly flower arrangements in her home. Her home looked like a floral shop as she was always growing plants and arranging flowers.

Lynn was preceded in death by her mother Odessa, father Harold Cotter, brother Dan Cotter and husband James.

She is survived by her brother Ted Thornbrough, sisters Jo Ann Davis and Valli Cotter, her three children Jenifer Friesen, Larry Noble (wife Menina), and Pamela Rogers (husband Galen).

Her 7 grandchildren Richard Shumway, Tamara Clark- Arredondo, Jessica Noble, Tiffany Booth, Charlie Booth, Connor Rogers and Desirae Scholle.

She also had 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews she loved.

A special thank you to Advanced hospice who gave amazing care to Lynn during her final days. Dr Chissholm, Marcy, Patty and Stephanie just to name a few gave love, amazing medical care and time. All from their hearts. They were truly her Earth Angels


22 September

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery

8600 East Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80231


Lenora Ruth Noble

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Ted Thornbrough

September 16, 2019

Lynn called me her baby brother. She was 5-1/2 years old when I was born, at home, and the midwife carried me to the couch where Lynn was sitting and put me in her arms. She always called me "her baby" and delighted in telling this story.

She looked after me as I grew up and was a caretaker and friend, taking me to movies, etc.

As I was building my home next door to Lynn and her husband, Jim, they housed me in their guest bedroom and helped tremendously with the construction.

I could not have wished for a better sister.