October 4, 1941 ~ June 17, 2007
Noya, Theresia, passed away on June 17th, 2007 peacefully in her home with her family by her side after a nearly 5 year courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 4, 1941 in Tegal, Indonesia, Theresia was raised in the Netherlands where she met her first love, Samuel Noya, whom she married on July 29th 1960. She and her family immigrated to the U.S. in 1962, and has been a resident of Hawthorne for the past 33 years where she raised her 4 children. Theresia was a loving and devoted mother to her children and "Oma" to her 4 grandchildren. She had a heart of gold, who touched and influenced the lives of countless people. Not only was she a mom to her 4 children, but a mom, a sister, and a friend to so many others, who loving called her Mama Trace. She had a passion for cooking and was especially well known for her "Mama Trace's Fried Rice". The memory of her beautiful spirit, laugh, and loving, compassionate soul will always live in the hearts of many. Theresia was a devout member of the Fullerton Presbyterian Church where she celebrated her faith. Theresia's family would like to give thanks to Rose Room Hospice and Pastor John Mambo for their compassionate assistance in peacefully guiding their mom and oma through her joyous journey to eternal life. A very special thank you to her sister Hubertha Noya, who was always at her side during the final months of her illness. She leaves behind her loving husband Samuel, her devoted children; daughter Maggie Lippon of Redondo Beach; sons, Deputy Sheriff Fred Noya of Orange County; Glenn Noya of Hawthorne; David Noya, MD of Los Angeles; grandchildren Nathan, Cameron, Dustin and Mikaela and sister Hubertha of Covina. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary, in Torrance on Sunday, June 24th, 2007 from 6:00PM. Until 10:00PM., with a tribute at 7:00PM. Services will be held on Monday June 25th, 2007 at 10:00AM at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 301 Ave. D (at PCH) Redondo Beach 90277, internment immediately following at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Theresia Noya to Roze Room Hospice at: 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810 Los Angeles 90036.
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