Ross “Uncle Butch” Edwin Noble

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Ross “Uncle Butch” Edwin Noble, 74, of Smelterville, Idaho, passed away May 5, 2022, at the Spokane Veterans Home of Spokane, Washington.  He was born October 10, 1947 in Wallace, Idaho; Butch was the son of Ross Gordon and Polly Marie (Bowes) Noble.

Uncle Butch proudly served in the U.S. Marines during the Viet Nam War.  He has lived in the Silver Valley for most of his life.

Uncle Butch had served as a core driller for various mines including the Galena, the Coeur and the Silver Crystal Mine of Murray.  He really enjoyed working in the mines.

Uncle Butch was a life-time member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Osburn V.F.W. #1675.  He loved and enjoyed his family, going for rides and people watching.  Uncle Butch had a heart of gold and would do anything for his family and friends.

Uncle Butch is survived by four siblings Jerry Ahartz (Janet) of Osburn, Idaho; Kymm Harding-Ahartz of Metaline Falls, Washington; Tamara Salcido (David) of Spokane, Washington; and Tracy Siegel of Post Falls, Idaho; one step-brother Dusty Price of Libby, Montana; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Uncle Butch was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Susie Chapman.

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the Osburn Cemetery of Osburn, Idaho.


The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

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