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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  1. Oom Sam and the entire Noya Family, We share your loss and pray that God comfort and bless you all in this difficult time. Jesus Christ, our hope and Redeemer shares your pain and He is able to make you all endure. We love you All

  2. To the entire Noya Family, I was saddened to hear about mom, but rejoiced in knowing that she is in a better place and finally at peace. May the warm memories of her shine in your daily lives, and may God bless you with comfort & strength during this difficult time. Deepest Regards, Lisa Eastman & Family

  3. Dear Om Sam, Cousins & Tante Olly It is hard to say goodbye therefore I wish to post a fond memory. I have the BEST memories of Tante Trees always being the LIFE of the party making us laugh, but most of all listening to us when we needed a ear to hear us complain or just whin as kids do. I remember the Birthday parties, camping trips, family gatherings, holidays, and weekends our families spent together sharing meals and just doing what families do spending time with each other. As we reach this chapter in life, all we have are the memories of those who have left to be with the Lord. I hold those memories dear and will NEVER forget those who have made our lives so full. One day we will ALL see each other again. Right now it may seem like an eternity and the pain cuts like a knife but in the Lords eyes it is just but the blinking of an eye. May God’s peace and mercy give you the strength during these trying times. My heart aches and I feel the pain and sorrow. The only solace I have is knowing that we will be together again. God Bless Love Always Daisy.

  4. My deepest love and condolences to Sam, Maggie, Fred, Glen and David. I know how sad you all are but at the same time how lucky you all were to have had such an amazing woman in your lives. I loved being around her. Her energy, her enthusiasm, her zest for life. Her acceptance of everyone and everything. I loved her very dearly and I will continue to celebrate her life and her memory will remain with me always. Much love to you all.

  5. Dear David and Family, I know this is a hard time for you all. I, myself, having had the pleasure to meet and hang out with your mom on several occasions during our medical residency years, found her to be such a loving, caring and vibrant woman who loved to smile and share her joy with others! She will be missed greatly by all. I pray you all God’s strength in this difficult hour. Love, Khalilah

  6. June 21, 2007 To Dr. Noya and Family, With deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and keep you, and grant you peace and comfort during this time, and always. Sandra “Sam” Green (Los Angeles, CA)

  7. Dear Sam and Family; We will miss the smile and energy of your wife. She has been a dear neighbor. Her pleasant personalty is contagious. Sam keep strong. God will continue to keep you and your family. Sincerely; Paul, Yetunde and Yewande Sanusi

  8. Dr. Noya and Family With deepest sympathy and condolences my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all and give you all peace, comfort during this time & always……… My condolences to you all!!!! Lydia Guerrero (Medical Assistant)

  9. To The Noya Family Our Condolences and the deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family. May God give all of you strength, peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  10. I am truly blessed to have been “raised” by Mama Trace. I know that I would be a different person if I had not had her in my life. She is truly an extraordinary person with an endless amount of love, thoughtfulness and kindheartedness not just for her family and friends, but with everyone she met. I will truly miss her and will think about her every day. I am so thankful that she helped me through my pregnancy and was with me to witness the birth of my daughter. I will always tell Sofia stories about her Oma. Uncle Sam, I love you like a father. You and Mama Trace are so special to our family – you are my parents’ oldest friends, and you’ve changed our lives in such an amazing way. I don’t think we can thank you enough for everything that you have done for us. Mag, Fred, Glen & David – thank you for being our brothers and sister and for sharing your mom with us. I am so thankful that our parents met 33 years ago; our lives would not have been the same. I love you Mama Trace… I will never forget you.

  11. My heartfelt condolences to the Noya Family. Mama Trace was a dear friend to me whom I loved and respected very much. I’ll never forget the wonderful times together at family gatherings and of course her famous Fried Rice! Mama Trace being present at our daughter’s birth will never be forgotten and Sofia will know of her legacy! Mama Trace helped raise the most important person in my life and her charm, gratitude and loving nature surely rubbed off on my wife Marilyn! My heart goes out to the Noya family! with love and admiration,

  12. My personal memories of Mama Trace are brief. I had the pleasure of meeting her just a few times. The first time was at the wedding of John and Marilyn Comitz, my nephew and niece, and then again last summer at the Christening of their daughter, Sofia. What was apparent during these visits was the love she felt towards her family. We talked about raising children and I was so appreciative she had been such an amazing influence in Marilyn’s life. We chatted about how wonderful grandchildren were to her and again I am so happy that Sofia got to know her. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Sam and his family. It was obvious to me how much he adored his wife. God bless all of you and know that a friend in New Jersey is happy Mama Trace touched her life even just a bit.

  13. Dear oom Sam, Maggie, Fred, Glenn & David, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Tante Trees was a great lady and she surely will be missed. I’ll always remember my stay at your place! Take care of each other. Love Yvette, Robin, Eva & Julian

  14. I had the real pleasure to meet and spend a little time with Mrs. Noya when I was in medical school with Dave. I loved her energy immediately. During her visits, she’d tell funny stories about Dave and his siblings growing up in California as well as her many life experiences. In between, she’d show me how to mix sauces and cook what would become one of my favorite meals, “bammi.” At the same time, we talked about current events, my fears about studying medicine, and her thoughts about finding those things that make each of us happy. In those moments, she made me feel as though I was her child, another Noya sibling. Mrs. Noya was so special. I was lucky to have known her, to have learned from her, and to have been a recipient of her kindness. She will be forever remembered by this honorary Noya kid.

  15. We would like express our deepest condolences to the Noya family. Mama Trace’s love and beautiful laugh will be miss. God bless you all. Love, Mitch, Joanne, Ella Orquiola

  16. I am deeply sadenned by the passing of Mama Trace. She was very special to me and my family. She cared for my daughters when they were little, and always brought about “alegria” with her enthusiasm. I will miss her, as will many. My condolenses to the Noya family.

  17. My condolences go out to the whole Noya family. Theresia was a Mon to me growing up with Maggie and coaching Glen in baseball. I always called her Mom. She will be missed by many.

  18. My condolences and love to the entire Noya Family.I will always remember Mama Trace’s abundant laughter and optimism. I am so grateful to have known such a remarkable woman.

  19. Maggie, Dennis, Cameron & Mikaela, Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. May peace find its way to your hearts. With much love, Kevin & Tracy Fitzpatrick

  20. Dear Noya Family, Our hearts go out to you and Tante Ollie at this very sad time. Trees was a very kind hearted, loving and happy person. She was always a joy to be around. Our families go back many years and there are many fond memories. Please know that we will miss her deeply and pray that you all have strength, courage and hope to sustain you through this time. With lots of love, Broerie and daughters (Ingrid & Melinda)

  21. Oom Sam, Magda, Feddy, Glenn & David, As you know Tante Trees was my spiritual Mom. She was always there for me, even through the rough times. I will never forget her wonderful laugh and great spirit. I will keep her memories with me FOREVER! My pastor once said…”You haven’t lost something if you know where it is.” We love you!! Susan & Jimmy.

  22. Thank you for all the good times we spend with you. We always had all lot of fun during our stay at Ramona Ave. I’m sure gonna miss that time. I’m glad I came to the funeral. For oom Sam, tante Maggie, Fred, Glenn and David hl veel sterkte in deze tijd en wij denken aan jullie. WE ZIEN ELKAAR GAUW WEER. Luv you guys, Bianca, Rodney, Darryn & Angel.

  23. Dear Noya Family, Our deepest condolences to all of your family and friends. I know that your mom is missed very much and she has a very special place in all our hearts. Love does last forever and both of your parents memories will live on in our hearts. Love is so special, Ingrid and Evan Thompson

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