Betty Jane Noggle
November 13, 1934 – July 14, 2020
Betty (Fifik) Noggle, 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 14, 2020. She was born November 13, 1934, the youngest of 5 children, in Royal, PA to Slovakian immigrants, Matthew and Helen Fifik. After college, she moved to California and met the love of her life— Lt. Al Noggle who became her husband of 57 years. Being a Navy wife, she embraced the military lifestyle for 31 years with great commitment, traveling to Panama, Ethiopia, the Australian Outback, and from one US coast to another. She and Al had 3 loving daughters and Betty became the handyman, chauffeur, and everything in between when Al was away in the Mediterranean Sea on a ship for 6 months at a time. She was a trooper! After retiring in FL, she and Al couldn’t get away from ships and the ocean and discovered CRUISING! They went on 30 cruises to the Caribbean together! She was a grandmother to 7 and a great grandmother to 2. They called her “Baba”. She was known as “Baba Boop” on FB and Instagram, and she was never at a loss for a witty comment when responding to a post on social media! She was independent, stubborn, snarky, but tempered with humor, creativity, sensitivity, generosity, and love. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She is survived by a sister, Helen Sasala; 3 daughters - Kimberly Riley, Stacy Basta (Jim), and Cassandra Cabrera (Anthony); grandchildren - Talitha Riley, Megan Orona, Bethany Riley, Lillian Cabrera, Ben Basta, Michael Cabrera, and Matthew Cabrera; 2 great-grandchildren—Sawyer Orona and Jay Orona; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of sending flowers to the service please make a contribution to your favorite charity.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Betty Jane Noggle
August 1, 2020
Betty was one of the kindest and most caring people I have ever known. She treated me like family. I will always remember the fun times our families shared together. Her and Al meant the world to my parents, and the memory of their friendship will endure.....Dan
Jim and Patty Licata
July 22, 2020
We moved to Wyndham Lakes from NYC in the early 2000's. One evening we decided to walk around the neighborhood. There sitting in the driveway was Al. He was like the mayor and people came from all around to see him. Betty came outside and before you knew it we spent 2 hours chatting with them and loving every minute. They talked about the Navy and their loving children and grandchildren. We moved from Wyndham lakes but kept in touch. Al and Betty you had a beautiful love story and now you get to continue it together in Heaven. Betty i hope Heaven will be decorated at Christmas time with nutcrackers everywhere and the world's biggest TV screen so you can watch all your football. Rest peacefully together our dear friends.