Elizabeth B. Noyce


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Elizabeth B. Noyce

Elizabeth B. Noyce Death

Elizabeth passed away on September 18, 1996 at the age of 65 in Bremen, Lincoln County, Maine.. Elizabeth's cause of death was heart attack.

Elizabeth B. Noyce death quick facts:
  • When did Elizabeth B. Noyce die?

    September 18, 1996
  • How did Elizabeth B. Noyce die? What was the cause of death?

    Heart attack
  • How old was Elizabeth B. Noyce when died?

  • Where did Elizabeth B. Noyce die? What was the location of death?

    Bremen, Lincoln County, Maine.

Elizabeth B. Noyce Birthday and Date of Death

Elizabeth B. Noyce was born on October 7, 1930 and died on September 18, 1996. Elizabeth was 65 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: October 7, 1930
Date of Death: September 18, 1996
Age at Death: 65

Is Elizabeth B. Noyce's father, Frank Bottomley, dead or alive?

Frank Bottomley's information is not available now.

Is Elizabeth B. Noyce's mother, Helen McLaren, dead or alive?

Helen McLaren's information is not available now.

Elizabeth B. Noyce - Biography

Elizabeth B. Noyce, 65, Benefactor of Maine With Vast Settlement From Her DivorceBy ROBERT McG. THOMAS JrPublished: September 20, 1996Elizabeth Bottomley Noyce, a microchip millionaire's scorned first wife who showed as much imagination and verve in deploying her half of his Silicon Valley fortune as he had in making it, died on Tuesday at her seaside home in Bremen, Me. She was 65 and had been the state's premier philanthropist and most innovative investor for two decades.Her lawyer, Owen Wells, noting that Mrs. Noyce had long suffered from emphysema, said the cause was a heart attack.The daughter of a blue-collar worker from Auburn, Mass., who had to hold two jobs to support his family in the Depression, Mrs. Noyce was majoring in English at Tufts University in the early 1950's and dreaming of becoming a writer when she signed on as costume director of a summer theatrical production and caught the eye of one of the cast members, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology named Robert N. Noyce.The couple were married in 1953, and Mrs. Noyce, who had dreamed of writing novels and short stories, became the most dutiful of corporate wives, bearing four children and following her husband from job to job, including a somewhat reluctant move to California for a woman who never felt comfortable away from her beloved New England.''We were under the distinct impression that we would try it for a year and if I didn't like it we wouldn't stay,'' she recalled years later, suggesting that her husband had forgotten the bargain: ''We stayed 19 years.''By then the life of the blue-collar worker's daughter had changed considerably, largely because her husband had become a co-inventor of the microchip, which laid the foundation for the vast personal computer industry, and had helped found three of the industry's premier companies, including the giant Intel Corporation.Her life changed even more in 1975 when Mr. Noyce left her to marry an Intel executive. Although bitter over the circumstances of the breakup of her marriage, Mrs. Noyce, whose husband died in 1990, managed to console herself somewhat in the divorce. Under California's community property laws she claimed half his Intel stock and all his other assets, including full title to their 50-acre Maine estate, where Mrs. Noyce had been spending summers.How much she received from the divorce could not be determined yesterday, and a spokesman for Intel, which has a market capitalization of $86 billion, could not say how much stock she owned at the time of her death. Mr. Wells, her lawyer, said, however, that after all her charitable donations, her estate was worth $100 million to $1 billion.Putting her husband and California behind her, Mrs. Noyce did not so much move to Maine as adopt the state.In a whirlwind of philanthropy that began almost as soon as she settled into her house on Muscongus Bay and continued the rest of her life, she systematically gave away some $75 million, primarily to Maine charities.Oh, there would be the occasional out-of-state donation -- a million to Tufts here, a half-million to Harvard there -- but for the most part Mrs. Noyce, whose donations covered the gamut of public causes including education, medicine, the arts and the environment, concentrated her giving in Maine, responding to virtually any cause, charity or public institution in the state that needed money.Among other things, she built a golf course for the town of Bremen, gave lavishly to the Portland Museum of Art, the Maine Maritime Museum and the University of Maine. When the Cumberland County Civic Center was so pressed for cash that it was looking for a corporate sponsor that would give it money in exchange for the right to give the center its name, Mrs. Noyce came through with a $1.3 million donation that allowed the center to retain its identity.