Noah Jonathan Wiley Welch, 25, of Lawrence, Kansas, died August 6, 2013.
Noah was a product developer for Natural Home Products, based in Topeka and mainland China, and had been a salesman at Briggs Nissan in Lawrence. Born in Puyallup, Washington, Noah graduated from Lawrence High School in 2005 and from the University of Denver in 2009 with degrees in Finance and Chinese. He also studied at the University of Shanghai. Noah loved family, friends, travel and his blue heeler dog, Addi. He was an accomplished rock climber and an avid skier.
He is survived by his parents, Bryan and Carolyn Welch of Lawrence; his grandfather Lonnie Welch of Lawrence; his grandparents Judy and Jerry Horton of Elgin, TX; his sister and brother-in-law Caitlin and Aaron Linscheid of Kansas City, KS; aunt Kelly of Austin, TX, aunts and uncles Blake and Gina Welch of Louisville, CO, Martha and David Adams-Heard of Austin, TX, Janny and David Vasquez of Austin, TX, and numerous loving cousins and nephews.
A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, at the West Campus of Lawrence First United Methodist Church, 867 Hwy 40.
In lieu of flowers monetary gifts may be made to Heifer International