Sheldon C. Noyes, 42, died unexpectedly Dec. 30, 2009.

He was born Dec. 26, 1967, in Rockland to Richard C. Noyes and Shirley M. (Dawson) Noyes. Sheldon attended local schools and graduated from Medomak Valley High School. He worked at Union Stoneware, Reed & Reed of Woolwich, Robert Dearborn, Viking Lumber, Nautica and the Washington Redemption Center. Sheldon was a hard worker, very organized and neat. He was always the life of any gathering.

He was predeceased by his father, and his sister, Victoria Noyes.

He is survived by his mother; his son, Steven C. Noyes; two sisters, Maria Noyes Nickles and her husband, Carl, and Marjorie Noyes Lermond and her husband, Robert; two brothers, Richard E Noyes Jr. and his wife, Brenda, and Dwayne A. Noyes. He had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Sheldon’s family and friends gathered Jan. 8 to remember his life.