Clarence Noon a former business rep for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 55 and later Council 5, passed away Feb. 25 in Keizer, Oregon. He was 81.
Noon held a degree in physics and was a math teacher before going into commercial painting and joining Salem-based Painters and Tapers Local 724 (which has since merged into Painters Local 10). He was president of the local and was hired as a business rep by the District Council. He served in that capacity until retiring in 2001 at age 62.
Clarence Clyde Noon was born Sept. 26, 1939 in Alliance, Nebraska. After graduating from Hemmingford High School in 1957, he joined the Navy and held the rank of Electricians Mate 1st Class.
Noon married Bonnie (Riggs) on Aug. 26, 1962. They had two children.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics with a minor in mathematics from Chadron State College in Nebraska, graduating in 1967. The following year he moved his family to Otter Rock, Oregon, where he e taught math at nearby Newport Jr. High School.
He initiated into the Painters Union in 1974, dropped out in 1984, and rejoined in 1989.
He was a resident of Monmouth, Oregon at the time of his death.
Noon is survived by his wife; a daughter, Sherry Lines; a son, Jerry; three grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Visitation was held on March 13. Private family services will be held.