Obituary for Isabelle Louise Noake

Isabelle Louise Noake, passed away March 19, 2019, at her home at the age of 82. She was born June 1, 1936, in Little Falls, New York, to Ralph E. Taylor and Louisa E. Scott Taylor, with siblings Mike, Bernie, Ralph, Julia, Betsy, Bob Sr., and Joe Taylor.

Isabelle worked hard to receive her GED and soon began working as a seamstress. She has married several times, including Mort Snyder Sr., Don Scheider, Ralph Congdon, Frank Snyder II, and, most recently, Harold “Buck” Noake, Jr. Isabell was blessed with her children; Leta, “Skip”, Jack, Cindi, Paul, Maude, and Patrick.

She enjoyed sewing, playing Mrs. Claus at Christmas, dancing, singing, riding on motorcycles, and gardening. She was also a member of the Safford Lions Club, VFW, American Legion, Brothers & Lil’ Sisters, Hospital Auxiliary, and the Salvation Army. She received the Pride of Safford Award, an appreciation letter from the VFW, and an award for being a Legion Volunteer at the Heaven Health facility. 

Isabelle Louise Noake

Some of her greatest accomplishments are having had five marriages, seven children, and surviving cancer three times. She had a great sense of humor, was very honest, funny, very kind, and giving. She let it be known that she didn’t like liars and thieves. She always said, “there are two ways to do things, the right way and the wrong way – pick one!”

Isabelle is survived by her children; Leta Gruebel, of Wash., and Paul L. (Mary) Snyder, of Thatcher; her siblings, Betsy (Richard) Gumminger, of Tucson, Ralph (Debbie) Taylor, of New York, Bernie (Helen) Taylor, of New York, Julia Inserra, of Wyoming, Mike (Sally) Taylor, of New York, Bob (Lorraine) Taylor Sr., of South Carolina, and Joe (Pat) Taylor, of North Carolina; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved dogs; Gidget, Poncho, Mia, Bebe, and Missy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louisa and Ralph; her sons, “Skip”, Jack, and Patrick; and by her daughters, Cindi and Maude; and her husbands, Mort Snyder Sr., Don Scheider, Frank Snyder II, and Harold “Buck” Noake, Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date by the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at

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