Juneau resident Mary Alice Noel, 80, died Aug. 10, 2003, in Juneau.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1922, in Washington, D.C., to Velmont and Lucy Fabre. She spent her childhood in Arlington, Va., and Sarasota, Fla.
She married Bob F. Noel in 1948. In the mid-1950s, they moved to Alaska, where Bob worked for the Federal Aviation Administration. After duty tours in Juneau and Fairbanks, they settled in Juneau, where they lived for 15 years.
In addition to raising a family of four children, she worked as a secretary for the early state government and the federal Auke Bay lab. Family members said she was a strong believer in women's rights and an active member of the League of Women Voters. In the early 1970s, she was involved in the Ad Hoc political movement in Juneau and attended the 1972 Alaska Democratic convention.
In 1973, she and Bob retired and moved to southern Oregon. They lived in various places over the next 30 years, including southern Oregon, Sarasota and the northern Puget Sound area. They moved back to Juneau to be with their children in July 2003.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Noel; sons, Michael (Maria) Noel, Peter (Donna) Noel, and James (Brenda) Noel, all of Juneau; daughter, Patricia Noel of Juneau; and granddaughters, Madeline Noel and Miranda Noel, both of Juneau.
No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wildflower Court, 2000 Salmonberry Lane, Juneau, AK, 99801.