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1 of 14 | Posted by: Elizabeth Atwood - Orange, CA

“Rhea. Complicated. Crazy. Fun. Gifted. I sat in Leslie's kitchen and you had made cookies from paradise ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn Beam - Miami, FL - Friend

“You have such a radiant glowing energy about you, Rhea. You light up a room and make everyone around you feel at ease. You open your soul to us...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Darla McNiel - Los Angeles, CA

“We have loved each other for a Life time. You my sweet friend will always be right here ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Heather - Snohomish, WA

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Spot DK - CA

“I reminisced with Jaime earlier and just read Pat's memorial and I write this staring through tears. My memories back then were great memories with...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Kenny Moran - Amarillo, TX

“Although we never met, I have heard many good things about you from Nilo. I hope the passing was minimally traumatic for you and the family. I am...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Doris Appelbaum - Glendale, WI

“I love you my little friend,I remember the gravel pit,.all the hikes,fishing,and swimming,,,I think about those things often,..they are among my...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Patrick Jackson - TN - Friend

“I met you only once at Art and Leslie's for a picnic. Everyone wanted you to do the cooking! Now I wish I'd asked you for a piece of your art. I'd...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn Beam - Miami, FL

“Rhea, you have been such a huge part of my life. I have known you 3/4 of my life! I can't imagine who I would have been had you never come into my...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jamie Robinson Cox - Lake Forest, CA

“Rheeeeeeeeee...You were my souls sister from day one. Friends since spring of 1989,we were blessed to share many wonderful adventures and deep...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dhani Toney-Sullivan - Portland, OR

“My world is darker without you and the gifts and lessons I have learned through you will never be forgotten. I am a better man for knowing you. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Barron - Murrieta, CA - Mate

“Our sweet Rhee....... Where do we start? We've both known you since we were 15. Rhea, ecxept for those years in our 20's, you and Lizz remained...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Lizz and Billy - Orange, CA

“I wish I could be there. Thanks for being such a good friend to me. <3 J. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanne - MA - soul sister

Rhea Michelle Noxon died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on March 17, 2015, in Winchester, California. She was born on April 5, 1968, in Orange, California. She was predeceased by her mother, Bethel Elaine Hall in 1996. Rhea is survived by Arthur Noxon, Nilo, Max, and Nikola Noxon; and by David Strutt, Jason, and Andrew Strutt.

Rhea graduated from Delphi School in Sheridan, OR, after attending Orange High School. After her mother passed away, she moved north again and became a volunteer EMT and swimming instructor in Mt. Vernon, WA. Here she developed her passion for painting and cooking. More recently she completed Medical Office Assistant certification, but preferred to paint and bake.

Rhea loved teaching art work, and traveled once to Mexico to work with children. She had them create life-sized images of themselves on foam sheets, and then had them cut out and decorate them. In exchanging these cut-outs with other children, they learned to identify themselves visually. She moved to Hawaii in 2013, and continued to cook and paint. In Kailua Kona, she formed the Black Market Pie Company. Rhea settled in to Hawaii as though she were meant to be there. She loved the pace, the rhythm, the sea, and the sound of coffee pickers singing in the distance.

Her soul mate at the end of her life was Joe Barron, an old friend from her early days at Orange High School, who lived with her to the very end.

Her funeral service will be at Wiefels Mortuary Chapel in Palm Springs at 11am on March 28, 2015, and the graveside service will be a green burial at Joshua Tree Memorial Park in Yucca Valley later that day at 3pm. See funeral services link for detailed information.