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In memory of those we've lived with,

loved with,

and learned with.

Our finest regards.

Frank R. “Dick” Noble 83 of Grass Range died Saturday morning in the Billings Clinic of natural causes.

He was born December 21, 1930 the son of Purdy and Mary (Hays) Noble in Grass Range.  He received his education in Grass Range and then went to a diesel mechanic school in Chester, MT.  In 1951 he entered the United States Air Force.  While he was serving in the military in New York he met Dolores Marie Dibble and they were married on November 1, 1952 in Buffalo, NY. Following his discharge they moved back to his family ranch near Grass Range.  They made their home and raised their family on the ranch.  Dolores preceded Dick in death April 2014.

Dick drove school bus for many years, served on the TV Board, was a member of American Legion. He enjoyed playing bridge, cards and games with his family and loved every holiday.  He also enjoyed visiting with family and friends, dancing, hunting and fishing. He was a quiet man with a contagious smile. 

He is survived by one son Thomas (Stephanie) of Laurel, MT; daughters Susan (David) Mosser of Billings, MT and Diana Noble of Elko, NV; one sister Carol (Walter) Perman of Billings, MT; sister-in-laws Dora McMillan of Casper, WY, Gloria Noble of Helena, MT and Rose Dibble of Cheektowaga, NY; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and special cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by two sons Dale in 1987 and Mike in 1998, his parents and 3 brothers.

Graveside Funeral Services for Frank R. “Dick” Noble will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 3:00 the Grass Range Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will follow the Graveside in the Grass Range Fire Hall.  Visitation will be Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Cloyd Chapel from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Grass Range Fire or Grass Range Ambulance or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at