Inga Pernilla Nobles

February 6, 1965October 22, 2020

Inga “Pernilla” Nobles, a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Pernilla was born February 6, 1965 in Orsa, Sweden to Inga and Ingemar Jugås.

Pernilla’s story is extraordinary, although she grew up in a small Swedish town, she was destined for so much more. At a young age, Pernilla fell in love with equestrian show jumping, competitive cross country skiing and developed a knack for florals as her parents owned the local flower boutique. Being the competitive woman that she was and never holding back, she decided to pursue a career in show jumping that brought her to the United States as a young teenager.

The success of her jumping took her from coast to coast but ultimately, Orsa called her back and she went into the family floral business. From florals to fluid communication, Pernilla became a translator for the oil and gas industry, cultivating communication between the Swedes and Americans.

It was through translating that she met the love of her life, Larry Nobles, they married in 1988 in Orsa and shortly moved to Oklahoma to begin their lives together. Once settled in Oklahoma, Pernilla and Larry were gifted with two beautiful sons, Scott and Sean. An incredible mother, Pernilla was a cheerleader for her excelling sons, whether it was on the baseball field, at hockey rinks or in the classroom.

In 2012, Pernilla became the head florist of Whole Foods Market in Oklahoma City and from here, her passion flourished giving the community an outlet to enjoy her stunning creations. In addition to being a caring wife, mother and talented florist, Pernilla had a zest for life. She enjoyed life to the fullest whether she was cooking, cheering on OU football games, or enjoying fuzzy beers at the local mexican joint, Chelinos. She was known for her contagious smile and always had a way of making others feel like the most important in the room, always putting others before herself.

Pernilla was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed. Pernilla is preceded in death by her late husband Larry Nobles. She is survived by her two sons, Sean and Scott, her brother, Per Jonas, and both her parents Inga and Ingemar Jugås of Orsa, Sweden.

A celebration of life will be held on her birthday February 6, 2021. Details will be provided to friends and family.

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Emily Jackson

November 11, 2020

Pernilla. You’ve brought so much joy and love into my life over the past 8 years. It’s been one of my life’s greatest honors to work by your side and for our paths to intertwine. You’ve been my mentor, best friend, mama bear and everything in between. I can never thank you enough for you just being you and sharing your gifts and love with all the people lucky enough to know you. Thank you for teaching me about flowers when I knew nothing. Thank you for making me look forward to our 6am shifts in the dark ready to do the hard work and talk smack. Thank you for making me laugh, laugh, laugh all the time. Your words play in my mind all the time and you’re still making me laugh even though we’ve been a part. I’ve witnessed you change the world with the way you love people and I will forever try to be more like you. I’m forever thankful you could see James and me get married and be there when Phoenix was born. (I’ll never forget the toy snakes!) I’ve loved hearing your stories and learning about your life. You’ve lived a great one! I miss you so deeply. You are one in a zillion and I love you so much.

Janet Mattsson

November 11, 2020

We meet in NY as teenagers and became lifelong friends. Pernilla a few years older than me. Sophisticated, will strong, and with an ethical compass that guided us through many encounters.
We shared the interest in equestrian sports, and it brought us through US all the way to Carpenteria in Ca, where we stayed for a while. Pernilla was my loved “older sister” pushing and shearing me through life. Just a phone call away, always lending an ear and giving support or wise suggestions in the ups and downs life brought. I will always keep her memory in my hart and the half dollar in my wallet, to remember me about our youth,

Marie Dahlberg Sigra

November 11, 2020

I send my condolences to Pernillas nearest and dearest. I remenber her from our childhood in Sandhed, Orsa, Sweden - her smile and that she was so kind to everyone.

Kammi McNeal

November 1, 2020

When I moved to Edmond in 2011 with my two kids I didn’t know anyone. My son AJ was on the baseball team with Sean at Edmond North high school and I met Pernilla. . She was the first one that came up and spoke to me and took me under her wing, including me with the other parents. I will never forget it. Rest in peace

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