Lawrence “Tubby” Noga went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2010 after a long hard fought illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Antonia Noga and by brothers, Donald (Jolene) Noga, Patrick (Maryann) Noga; and sister Alberta Relic. He is survived by his loving wife Susan; children, Rodney (Deanna) Noga, Ashley (Eddie) Partin and Rochelle (Tom) Ross; his beloved grandchildren, Alyson, Zachary, Jordan, Paige and Caitlin; his siblings, Frank (Denise) Noga, Geraldine Boyd, Annette (Larry) Ruiz, Marjie (Dave) Mowrer, Beverly (Robert) Baudino, Donna Noga and Debbie (Steve) Raymer; many nieces and nephews and his special “other wife and care giver” Robin.
Tubby was born in 1937 in Rouse, Colorado. He was one of twelve children. Tubby graduated from St Mary High School in 1955 and joined the Navy. In 1965 he went to work for CF & I Steel Mill in Pueblo, CO. He worked there for 35 years.
Tubby was an active athlete with everything from football, fastball, bowling and of course his passion of golf. He loved spending time at the golf course showing the young ones how he could scramble and beat them all day long. He held the club championship title eight different times then his best buddy Gary Vezzani took it from him.
Other than his golf his favorite time of the year was hunting season. His hunting buddies Joey Walecheck, Randy Bevsek and Patrick Noga (nephew), brother Frank and his beloved son Rodney were his partners in crime at that time of the year with loads of card games and horseshoe tournaments. He and Frank had numerous fishing battles which Tubby always won because he cheated.
Rosary and Mass is at 10 am, St Mary Church in Walsenburg on May 13. Reception to follow at the Walsenburg Golf Course. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Walsenburg Golf Course in his name.