September 24, 1930 – December 20, 2015
Noal Wood, 85, died at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham on December 20, 2015. Noal was born September 24, 1930 in Glendale, CA to Noal Wood, Sr. and Helen Esterline. Noal graduated from Glendale Union Academy and attended La Sierra University and Pacific Union College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a dental technician. In 1956, Noal worked as a chemist at Lever Brothers in the City of Commerce until he retired thirty years later. In retirement, he lived in Mariposa and St. Helena, CA before moving to Port Ludlow, WA to pursue his desire to live by the water and passion for sailing. He chose the lovely community of Blaine to build his last house and stay awhile. The kind and generous staff at Stafholt Good Samaritan Center provided a home away from home for him until his death.
Noal is survived by his children Cherie, Steven, Katherine, and Linda, and his grandchildren Jessie, Cora, Savannah, and Julia.