Stillwater News Press


December 23, 2012

Tanya Louise Stone-Noles

Tanya Louise Stone-Noles, 57 of Stillwater, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 2012. at home surrounded by family and loved ones.

 She was born April 24, 1955, in Ponca City, the daughter of Melvin Eugene and Nancy Louise Stone. Tanya graduated from Chaparral High School in Harper, Kan., in 1973. On May 22, 1973, she married Michael Noles in Harper, Kan., and moved to Chicago, Ill.  They were married 36 years. They moved to Stillwater, in 1977. She worked at Stillwater Medical Center until retirement in 2009.

 In her spare time, Tanya was an accomplished baker, and an avid scrapbooker. She was famous for her chocolate chip cookies. She served others and touched the lives of many.  She dedicated her life to caring for the ill by becoming a personal caregiver.

 She is survived by both parents, one brother, Rocky Stone and wife, Madai of Garden City, Kan.; sister, Melva Hawkins and husband, Allen of Ponca City; sister Pamela Curtiss, and husband, Jerry of Circle, Mont.; four sons, Jeffrey Noles of Winfield, Kan., Jason Noles of Ft. Worth, Texas, Jonathan Noles and wife, Catie of Stillwater, Jared Noles and wife, Natalie of Stillwater; and daughter, Jackie Padgett and husband, Rick of Stillwater.  She is also survived by grandchildren Michaela Noles of Winfield, Kan., Nathan Noles of Ft. Worth, Texas; Jaden, Kai, and Gatlin Noles of Stillwater, Matthew and Stephanie Padgett, Remington and Stetson Adkins, all of Stillwater, OK.

 Tanya’s passions were her four sons, daughter and grandchildren. The love she had for them will always be pressed in their hearts. She will be greatly missed by her parents, brother and sisters, children and many friends.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tanya’s memory to Judith Karmen Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076.

 Friends may leave condolences for the family via an online guestbook at or by commenting at

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