Funeral services for Noel Devin (32), of Bryan, Texas are set for Tuesday, April 15 at 2 pm at Central Baptist Church. There will be a one hour period prior to the service for friends and family to pay respects and a short reception at the church after the funeral. A second funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 2 pm at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville. Burial will follow in Gainesville. Both are under the direction of Jonathan Brooks.
Noel Devin died on April 7, in Bryan. She was born on August 20, in Tulia, Texas.
Survivors include her mother, Karla McCain Devin of College Station; her grandparents Horace K. McCain of Gainesville, Betty Devin of Tulia, Roy T. & Ireta Janiec of Bend, Oregon and Bob McDaniel of Gainesville; brothers, Nelson Devin and Neil Devin of College Station. Noel is also survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by grandmother, June D. McCain, grandfather, Delbert L. Devin, Sr. and her brother, Nickless. Her father, Thomas Mac Devin also died on April 7.
Noel, a 2000 graduate of Clarendon High School in Clarendon, Texas, was class valedictorian, student body president, a state finalist in UIL, and a member of the Bronco Band. She attended Texas A&M University on a Presidential Scholarship where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science, and was a member of the Honors Student Council. After graduating from A&M in 2004, she pursued a post-graduate degree at the University of Colorado-Denver. She completed a Masters in political science and public administration in 2006.
Noel was a member of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, Texas.
After graduation, Noel accepted a position with Texas A&M's 12th Man Foundation and began her career in College Station, Texas. She was well-respected by her colleagues for her work ethic, knowledge, expertise and creativity. Her resourcefulness and devotion to her job made her an integral part of the ticketing operation. She led social media efforts for ticketing and was the force behind "Aggie Tickets" for the 12th Man Foundation. Noel's passion and dedication to providing exceptional customer service, along with her unwavering commitment to represent the Texas A&M values that she cherished, left an indelible impression on the people she worked with and the donors and students she proudly served.
Pall bearers are Mr. Brad Elam & Mrs. Al Elam, Mr. Jared Hartman '05 & Mrs. Sara Hartman '06, Mr. Shanon Martin, Mr. Heidt Melson & his wife, Mrs. Dianna Melson & daughter, Ms. Joanne Melson '12, Mr. Jason Parton & Mrs. Amy Baker Parton, Mr. Aaron Pate '14& Mrs. Randy Pate '07 & '14, Mr. Tom Roach and Mrs. Annie Roach, Ms. Lindsey Shelton and Mr. Nathan Zonker & Mrs. Liz (Simmons) Zonker.
Honorary pall bearers are the 12th Man Foundation current and former ticket student workers and the Texas A&M women's basketball team.