Alanson B. “Mickey” Noble

OTISFIELD – Alanson B. “Mickey” Noble, 92, passed away with his loving family by his side. He was born on Dec. 28, 1929, in Oxford, the son of the late Nathan and Blanche (Baker) Noble. He has gone to be with the supreme architect and fish the river around the further most bend. What the river is like he could not know but he is prepared and unafraid.

Mickey graduated from South Paris High School in 1949. He attended the University of Maine in Orono till he was called to serve his country during the Korean War and served four years in the U.S. Navy. He married the true love of his life Virginia Bean in March of 1955.

The outdoorsman worked as a Game Warden from July 23, 1956, to Oct. 30, 1980, and in 1978 was promoted to the rank of Game Warden Colonel (Chief Warden). After retirement from the Warden Service, he served on the Commissioner of Inland and Fisheries Advisory Council and worked for Winchester Arms, Howell’s Gun Shop and as manager of small woodlots both at home and for Oxford Timberlands. In 2007, Mickey was the recipient of the 2007 Legendary Game Warden award given by the Maine Warden Service Association.

Mickey was at home in the Maine woods. He immersed his life in learning all things outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He loved to share the exploits of his career as a game warden and his pursuit of fish and game through storytelling. So many people would pull up a chair and listen for hours as he described the incredible moments of his life. Mickey lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his wife Virginia and children, Katherine Lapham, Julie Kester, Michael Noble and Maria Brown, grandchildren Michael Lapham, Regan Barrucci, Lauren Kester, Jamison Kester, Charlee Noble and Morgan Brown and great grandchildren Michael Barrucci and Madison Parlin.

He held a lifetime membership in the NRA, Sportsman Alliance of Maine, The MTA (Maine Trappers Association). He was a member of The Nature Conservancy and the Oxford Lodge #18 AF and AM of Norway, Maine, since September 1951.

Keeping with Alanson’s wishes a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 45 Main Street, South Paris. To make an online condolence please visit

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in Alanson’s memory to The Nature Conservancy in Maine or Androscoggin Home Healthcare

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