Billie Dee NobleJanuary 18, 1935 ~ June 7, 2017 (age 82)
Billie Dee Noble, 82, Boise, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones at St. Lukes Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.
Those who knew Billie loved her. In any situation, her positive attitude sparkled bright.
When she entered a room, heads turned. And while her beauty attracted attention, her personality captured our hearts. Always backing the underdog, Billie was a natural mediator and gifted conversationalist.
Born January 18, 1935 in Nampa, Idaho, Billie was the youngest daughter to Rose and DeLance Benington Jolley and granddaughter to Idaho’s first woman justice of the peace, Mrs. Maud Clary Henry. Her sister, Jeannie was ten years older making Billie the adored baby girl. She lived a wonderful childhood climbing trees and playing on the family homestead west of Nampa where she had a booming night crawler business with a little help from her Pop “Jolley”. Billie had many fond memories of her Nampa High School “Bulldog” years as prom queen, an accomplished ballet toe dancer and violinist in the school orchestra. She loved music.
Following high school, Billie attended and received a diploma from the American Floral Art School in Chicago Illinois, accompanied by her mother Rose. In 1953, she married Fred E. Johnson Jr. (Junior) and had four children, Linda, Cindee, Kate and Rusty. Junior later died in a plane crash near Malheur County Oregon. In 1965, she married Allen Thomas Noble and together raised their children in the Boise foothills. Billie and Allen enjoyed BSU football games, hosting parties and attending many civic and community events. She loved the Oregon coast and together they vacationed at Cannon Beach with close friends Jack and Donna Meng and family.
Billie’s creative flair was expressed in everything she touched. She loved flowers and gardening so much she landscaped the entire hillside at their former foothills home. She enjoyed oil painting in her “almost Grandma Moses style” and regularly wrote poetry celebrating loved ones and highlights in her life. Billie had many close friendships from weekly salon visits to Body and Soul, shopping at Peggy’s next door and was always seen wearing her signature red framed glasses. Time spent with her family was her joy. Recently Billie attended granddaughter Livi’s performance in the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Memories from her early years in orchestra and pride in her granddaughters’ performance brought her to tears the entire concert.
Billie is survived by her husband Allen T. Noble, children Linda Sue Capps (Steve), Cindee Lou Johnson, Rusty Johnson (Pam), Mark Noble (Jerrolynn), Linda Jean Castagneto (Craig), David Noble (Jan) and Susan Schwendiman (John). Grandchildren K.C. “Kissums”, Mack, Tyler, Livi Lu, Adrienne, Dustin, Brandon, Hailey, Kylee, Carli, Cory, Carrie, Kristie, Kimberly, Peter, Andrew, Leslie, Michelle, Scott, David, Michael, Kevin, Mark and numerous great grandchildren.
Billie was predeceased by her parents DeLance and Rose Jolley, sister Jeannie Harris, beloved daughter Kate Petersen and best friend Donna Meng.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Avenue South, Nampa, Idaho 83651. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:00 am at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, 76 6th Street North, Nampa, Idaho
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Billie’s name may be made to the Boise High School Band Uniforms fund, online at: http://boiseschoolsfoundation.com/support/memorial-donations/
Or by mail: Boise Schools Foundation, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise, ID 83709
The family would like to thank the dedicated care and kindness from the nursing staff and physicians on the seventh floor at St. Lukes Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A special thank you to primary physician, Dr. Raymond Hooft, who always provided the most compassionate medical care to Billie.