November 2, 1922 - February 6, 2015
Rupert, Idaho…Arpha eagerly took her journey home on Feb 6, 2015. Right up to the last few minutes she was saying “get out of my way. I’m going home”. She passed away at Bingham Memorial Hospital at Blackfoot, ID on a beautiful sunny day. She was born Nov. 2, 1922 in Hiawatha, Utah to Robert Vernal Sheen and Clara D. Hymas Sheen. At the age of 1 ½ her parents moved them to Rupert where she lived for the rest of her life. Arpha was married to Cecil Sterling Noble in the Salt Lake Temple in 1939 and together they began a journey that took them through 53 years of highs and lows with lots of love and laughter along the way. They welcomed six children into their family; two sons and four daughters; Tonya (Rod) Robbins, Rupert; Ronald J. Noble, (deceased); Kathleen (Derrel) Zemp, Henderson, Nevada; Delores (Joe) Spellman, Bixby, Oklahoma; Dana (Kirt) McKinlay, Blackfoot, ID; and Douglas Alan Noble (Stillborn). They had 19 Grandchildren, 44 Great-grandchildren, 11 Great-great grandchildren. She was a true pioneer lady and she lived through the depression when her mother taught her that you “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” and she learned to be a frugal homemaker. She was a member of the L.D.S. church and loved every position she was ever called to serve in. Her most beloved calling was being camp director for the young women of her ward and later for the whole stake. She loved camping and she dearly loved being in the mountains hiking, watching the mountain birds, enjoying the beautiful mountain flowers, and especially fishing in a cool mountain lake or stream. So the calling of Young Women’s Camp Director was perfect for her and especially rewarding to her. She also served as a Relief Society President, and as a visiting teacher she loved each sister that she visited and served. Mom always had a love for crafting, gardening, sewing, and anything that would bring beauty and color into her life. In her later years she took up painting--both oils and acrylics and she had several of her special paintings hanging in her home. She proudly owned Nobles Kennels and every one that knew her knew of her love for her dogs. She told us that many times their unconditional love had pulled her through some very tough times. She had been raising her sweet pups for 48 years of her life. Arpha was survived by one sister Leota Fae Chrisp of Lewiston, Idaho; and her brother Vernal J. Sheen of Buhl, Idaho She was preceded in death by her parents, Code and Clara Sheen; husband Cecil; two sons, Ronald and Douglas; two sons-in-law, Rod Robbins and Derrel Zemp; one grandchild, Micheal Jay Noble; and one great grandchild, Brandon Baker; two sisters, Cleo Gochnour, and Joan Allen. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at 11:00 am with viewing from 9:00 to 10:30 at the L.D.S. Chapel at 806 G Street Rupert, ID. Burial will be in the Rupert cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to her doctor, Dr. Kirt McKinlay , and the nurses and aides of Bingham Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation for their wonderful, loving, tender care of our dear mother. She called them her angels. We would also like to thank Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot and Serenity Funeral Home of Draper Utah for their caring compassionate service to our family during this time of mourning.
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