Royal Glen Noyes Jr., age 85 of Hardin, passed away February 2, 2020. He was born in Custer MT. on March 16, 1934; the son of Royal Sr. and Crystal (Potts) Noyes.
After graduation from Hardin High, Royal honorably served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy from December 6, 1952 through December 6, 1956. During his time in the service, he married the love of his life Joan, on September 25, 1954 in Monroe, Washington. Together they went on to establish a loving and caring home.
Royal was a hard worker and diligent about providing for his family. After his service time he came home to run the family farm. At retirement time he sold the farm to the Pocket Creek Ranch where he stayed on and helped them with the farming. That enabled him to spend time hunting and time with his good friends. He was a loyal member of the Elks Club and a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Royal was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jim, Cecil, and Gary Noyes.
Royal is survived by his beloved wife Joan of 65 years, children Jim (Susan Riplet) Noyes, Mike (Renae) Noyes and Lori (Greg) Margheim. Treasured grandchildren Amy (Christina) Noyes, Kimberly (Jeff) Bell, Tyson (Shaelyn) Noyes, Lainey (Rob) Dyer, Kyle (Amanda) Margheim, Kaitlyn (Logan) Lyders, Tanner (Georgia) Adsit, and eleven great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Patricia (Bob) Mereness. Royal is also survived by loving sister-in-laws Terri Potts, Billie Noyes, and Bertie Noyes and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.
A Memorial Mass with Military Honors for Royal will take place on Monday, February 10th at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 710 N. Custer Ave. in Hardin. A Rosary for Royal will be held on Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 PM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel at 507 N. Center Ave. in Hardin. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Horn County Museum, St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Big Horn Senior Center.