Monroe family speaks out about loss of teenage son, brother

Monroe family speaks out about loss of teenage son, brother

Gage Noble’s family said he could light up any room. The 16-year-old was taken from his mother, father, two sisters, brother, and dog, shooter, in a car accident Friday afternoon.

“Your life’s over when your child’s life is over,” said Tammy Noble, Gage’s mother.

Gage was driving with his two friends, Anya Teasdale and Joe Wyss, during their RP from school when they went through a stop sign. His vehicle hit Jennifer Hopkin’s vehicle as she was driving through the intersection.

The collision killed all three Monroe High School students, and seriously injured Hopkins. She was released from the hospital Monday and is recovering at home.

“I just feel bad for the other families going through the same thing we’re going through. You can just never replace a child,” Tammy said.

Tammy told News 3 her son was very outgoing and full of life.

“He was my soul,” she said.

Her husband Dan says it’s something no parent should ever have to go through.

“It’s just something no family expects to bare. When it comes to your own family, it just hits so hard that it’s truly hard to function,” Dan Noble said.

Inside the Noble’s home is a shrine made in Gage’s honor displaying what he loved most.

“He loved hunting, he liked fishing and he loved his dog,” Tammy said.

It also displays the outpouring of love and support shown from the community.

“This is wonderful. All of our friends are coming forward. People I don’t even know are bringing food and giving great thoughts and love to our family,” Tammy said.

Gage’s sister, Payton, who is a senior at Monroe, says she and her brother had a lot of the same friends.

“He just cared about everyone and everyone cared about him. It’s just not going to be the same at school anymore,” Payton said.

His oldest sister Mindy also knew her brother as a very well-liked individual.

“He was so funny and so loving. Everyone loved him and we just miss him so much,” Mindy said.

The Noble’s know even tougher times are ahead, but will always hold onto the memories of a light gone too soon.

“I’m going to miss him so much. I love him so much,” Tammy said.

A Celebration of Life for Gage will be held Tuesday from noon to 6:00 p.m. at The Potter’s House in Monroe. His funeral service will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the same location. The Noble’s say the entire community is welcome to attend.

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