Ellen R. Noblet passed away on March 13, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Staten Island, New York on May 26, 1948, the daughter of George and Ruth Larkin and the second youngest of 4 siblings with two older sisters Mary-Ann, Jane and younger brother Tom (deceased).
Ellen was a military dependant and traveled extensively with her family, living in many places in the U.S. including West Point, NY and many countries including Taiwan and Germany. She graduated from East Lansing High School in East Lansing, Michigan. She was a proud University of Michigan Wolverine, competing in gymnastics. She completed her degree in Kinesiology in only 3 years.
Ellen met the love of her life, Rick Noblet, in 1965 when they were counselors at the Bill-O-Wood summer camp in Blind River, Ontario. They married on December 27, 1969 in an epic Michigan snowstorm. A celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary was recently held by their family.
Ellen was known for her love of gardening and animals. She was a wonderfully creative person who loved photography, needle point, baking and coloring. Ellen spent 30+ years working at the YMCA teaching people of all ages to love swimming. She struggled with serious health issues her entire life, but was always positive, strong and forward looking.
Ellen's family was her life. She was the keeper of the family stories, pictures and memories. Ellen loved spending time with her sisters on their 'sister weekends'. She treasured time with her three sons & daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. Ellen had a serious sweet tooth - and taught us all the most important of lessons - life is short, order two desserts!
She is survived by her husband Rick, her Maine coon cat Bert and her golden retriever Lizzie. Ellen is survived by her sons and their families - Michael, Caroline & Annika Noblet of Bangor, Maine; Dan, Trina, Ella and Brodie Noblet of Sweden, Maine; Greg, Michele, Olivia and Lucas Noblet of Miami, Florida. Her sisters Jane McNulty and Maryann Wetherill and her sister-in-law Wendy Larkin, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.
A celebration of her life will be held in the summer in Maine.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com
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