Obituary of Noel Grant Conway
CONWAY, Noel Grant
September 5, 1932 – March 16, 2022 Announcing the change of address for NOEL GRANT CONWAY! Noel departed to heaven on March 16, 2022 in his Tucson, AZ home, surrounded by family. He was born on September 5, 1932 in Long Beach, CA. Born to Ruth and Dwight Conway, he graduated from Oregon State University (OSU) where he initially attended on a football scholarship. After sustaining a football injury, Noel secured a Navy scholarship to complete his degree in Engineering at OSU. Noel attended George Washington University Law School (Washington, DC) transferring to earn his J.D. degree from University of Southern California. Noel was a member of the California Bar Association for over 64 years with an emphasis on patent and corporate law. He was President of Marlex Petroleum and a leader in the petroleum industry.
Always known as a “FUN-SEEKER”, Noel spent time working hard, volunteering, traveling, skiing, fishing, tap dancing, golfing, playing games, singing and telling jokes using his cheat sheet in his wallet. He knew no strangers and welcomed friends and family to his homes in California, Arizona and Alaska. He was especially proud of the cabin he built with family in remote Alaska.
Noel was grateful for his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He adored his loving wife of 64 years, Jane (deceased), his children Scott Conway (deceased), Jan Hood, Jill Conway (William Graves); his grandchildren Grant Conway, Alec Hood, Jonathan (JT) Hood, Samantha Conway and Autumn Hood; his brother Dwight Conway (deceased), his sister-in-law Diane Conway and his nieces and nephews Kathy Conway Jurrell, Karyn Conway Hasselbrink, Michael Conway and Patrick Conway.
Noel’s Celebration of Life will take place in Balboa, California on Friday, April 8th. Additional celebrations will take place in Tucson, AZ (tbd) and Girdwood, AK (tbd).