Esther Alta Delcamp Noel was promoted home to Glory with her Lord and Savior on February 22, 2019. She was born on November 17, 1934 to the late Bert and Mildred Delcamp as a middle child in a family of thirteen. She was a graduate of Brocton Central School in June of 1952. On September 3, 1954, she was united in marriage by the Rev. Fred Marshall to Dean Noel, formerly of Fredonia. NY. They resided in Brocton for the majority of their marriage until relocating to Florida in 1986. Upon retirement, she enjoyed the benefits of their lifetime family home near the shores of Lake Erie in Brocton and spending the winter months in Florida near her two children.
Mrs. Noel was employed throughout much of her younger years working with her hands at various companies that offered flexibility for her family. After her children matured, she worked in the germination office of Fredonia Seed Company. When she and her family relocated to Florida, she was employed in the office of the Osceola News Gazette until her retirement in 1996.
She was an active member of the First Portland Baptist Church in Brocton, NY for many years. She taught Sunday School there as a Kindergarten Teacher, sang in the church choir, and was also an active member of the King’s Daughters Society of the church which supported various ministries around the world with needed materials, supplies and clothing for the needy. The organization also supported the local church in its local ministry. In her later years, she attended West Portland Baptist Church while in NY during the summer months and First Baptist Church of St. Cloud while spending the winters in Florida. She also volunteered at St. Cloud Christian School in Florida when her son served as Administrator of the school. She often assisted in campaign drives for the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
Esther was a humble person with a soft heart and believed in helping others. She had an immense genuine love for nature and being outdoors, working with her vegetable garden and fruit trees, nurturing the harvest and then canning for not only her and husband, but for their two children and grandchildren as a labor of love. As a young mother, she was instrumental in the harvest and success of their small grape farm in Brocton. She enjoyed the beauty of nature as much as possible, and took many vacations sightseeing throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada with her family, many by RV. Upon retirement, you would find her enjoying a cup of coffee in her backyard, meditating, praying, or listening to the birds and enjoying the serenity and beauty of nature that she so enjoyed either by herself or with family and friends. Being a motivated individual, Mrs. Noel also enjoyed sewing, painting, crafts, decorating, listening to music, remodeling, sunbathing and walking the beach collecting shells, fishing, gardening, camping and serene sunsets. But she truly enjoyed the time spent with her children and grandchildren the most, including her son and daughter- in- law who she treated as her own….all of which will miss her deeply.
Much love and appreciation to Maria Ramirez, her loving and generous caretaker for the past two and a half years. Mom connected with her and loved her dearly.
Mrs. Noel is survived by her husband of 64 ½ years, Dean Noel, daughter, LuAnn Lesniak and husband Ronald; son Randy D. Noel and wife Gail; four grandchildren, Mark Lesniak, Julie Lesniak (Ada), Bryan Noel and Michele (Shelley) Noel; one great grandson Christopher Dean Lesniak; sisters Winifred Colt, Belvia Burton, Dianna Giambra, and Rachel Marczynski, sister-in-law Susan Delcamp, several cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bert Delcamp Sr and Mildred Schrader Delcamp, sister Shirley Becker, brothers (baby) Emerson Delcamp, Bert (Bud) Delcamp Jr., Edwin Delcamp; Ralph “Vincent” Delcamp, Merle Delcamp, Dewey Delcamp and Wayne Delcamp.
Funeral services will be held at the Brocton Baptist Church, 33 W Main Street in Brocton, NY 14716 on March 2, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. The family will receive friends and family two hours prior to the service at the Church. Interment will be at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, NY. Pastor Larry Morrison of the Brocton Baptist Church will officiate. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Avenue, Brocton, NY.