October 29, 1926 - January 1, 2018
Noel Devereux was born October 29, 1926 to Louise and James Devereux in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, the youngest of eight children. Noel’s family moved to California when he was a young child and he later attended Freemont High School in Los Angeles. In December 1944, at 18 years old, Noel enlisted in the Army where he served his country as part of the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment. After his two year enlistment, he returned to the Los Angeles area and entered the Carpenter’s union. Noel had a passion for motorcycles and even placed fifth in the state of California for an English Trials competition. In 1964, Noel married his loving wife Creszentia and they had one son Scott in 1965. Noel worked as general contractor in the city of Downey for approximately 40 years. He was known throughout the city for his honesty, integrity and quality of his work. An avid golfer, Noel could often be found walking the fairways at either Rio Hondo or Los Amigos golf courses. Noel’s family will remember him as Daddy-O, a shy and gentle man, with a dry sense of humor, who loved all animals.
Noel is survived by his wife, Creszentia, a former employee of the Downey Chamber of Commerce, and his son Scott, a Battalion Chief for Downey Fire Department.
A celebration of life will be offered to friends and family at his son and daughter-in-law’s home in Norco Ca, on February 17, 2018. RSVP to Scott 562-754-0275 or Creszentia 562-923-0475.