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Noelle Walker Gifreda

December 25, 1939 — May 17, 2020

GIFREDA, Noëlle Walker, age 80, of Dayton, formerly Columbus, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Noelle was born on December 25, 1939 to John and Mary (MacQuarrie) Walker in East Chicago, IL. She held degrees from Hanover College and Baldwin Wallace College. Noelle was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church and longtime member at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church. Music was an integral part of her life. Noelle sang with her daughters in Sweet Adelines, International, first joining the Columbus Chapter in 1980; performed annually with Vaud-Villities; and sang in the choirs at Overbrook Presbyterian (Columbus) and most recently Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church (Dayton).

Noelle was preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Jim Gifreda. She is survived by her children, Laura (Janice Crawley) Gifreda, Jim (Carolyn) Gifreda, Karen (David) Johns; grandchildren, Lauren (Jon) Nitz, David Gifreda, Jennifer (Tyler) Laffin, Christopher, Katie, and A.J. Johns; 1 great-granddaughter, Mira, two great-grandsons, Jackson and Wyatt; brother, Mac (Mary Jo) Walker; sister, Holly (Geof) Finkels) Walker; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday September 25 at Sugar Creek Presbyterian, 4417 Bigger Rd, Kettering. Family will greet friends following the service. A livestream of the service will be available at Inurnment at Arlington Memorial Gardens at a later date. In memory of Noelle, contributions may be sent to Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, International Friendships, Inc., 1520 Old Henderson Rd #200, Columbus, OH 43220, Sugarcreek Presbyterian Church, 4417 Bigger Rd, Kettering, OH 45440, or Gem City Sweet Adelines, P.O. Box 41445 Dayton, OH 45441-0445. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful care given by Bethany Village.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church

4417 Bigger Rd., Kettering, OH 45440

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