Shaylyn Renee Nobles

15 years young

November 27, 1988 - September 18, 2004

Please help find this driver

My name is Amie and my oldest daughter Shaylyn, 15 and her friend Cody, 16 were killed by a hit and run driver on Sept. 18, 2004. My husband was driving when they were stopped in a Houston road work area. A male driver struck our car from behind killing Shay and Cody instantly. The guy walked up to our car and asked if everyone was ok and then ran. There were 5 people in our car including Shay's dad Dale, 41 or nephew Brandon,15 who was in the back seat with Shay and Cody and our niece Meagan, 16. All of our hearts were broken that early Saturday morning. All the kids were in route to the coast for a last summer weekend at the beach. They had left late after the Friday night homecoming football game, Shay and Brandon on the drum line for The Navasota Rattler Matching Band and Meagan and Cody just enjoying there Friday evening. Its a shame and a waste that a single person changed so many peoples lives in an instant. Our children were cut short of full productive lives. As parents of Shay and Cody our lives are forever changed and we will never be the same. So, people please stop and assist people when you have caused an accident. I know nothing will bring these unique individuals back, but hey maybe a life can be saved if this coward will come forward and pay his debt. Shay was forever known for her huge, sweet smile and Cody loved doing tricks on his 4 wheeler. Our babies, YES, they were still babies, are now forever happy in paradise. We will always love u Shay-Shay and Cody.

(16 year old Cody Joswiak and 15 year old Shaylyn Nobles were killed by a hit and run driver in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2004.)

Found on an internet forum

About three weeks ago George Reyez was hit by a train and killed instantly. He graduated from my school just last year, and everyone has been pretty torn up about it. Our homecoming game last week was deicated to his memory, so of course we won. Everyone was then in a uplifted mood. But disaster struck once again that night. A family was heading to Galveston to a family reunion after the game on Friday. They were in Houston when a drunk driver hit them from behind in a truck and then took off on foot. Two of our high school's students that were in the car were killed: Shaylyn Nobles (or just Shay) and Cody Joswaick. They were both loved by many of the students here. I was close to Shay, but not to Cody. I ask that you pray for my school as we suffer through these three deaths in so short of a time. I know that many of my friends are fighting back tears because of this. Please ask the Lord to give us the strength to get throught this difficult time. Luv to all, Kim

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610 wreck leaves 2 NHS students dead

Students at Navasota High School were in shock as the new week began, reeling from word that two of their own had been killed in a hit-and-run accident in Houston early Saturday, Sept. 18.

Cody Joswiak, 16, of Millican and Shaylyn Nobles, 15, of Navasota were heading to Galveston for a weekend trip when the Oldsmobile Alero they were riding in - driven by Shaylyn's father, 41-year-old Earl Nobles - was forced to stop because of construction on the Interstate 610 loop. As they were waiting, a white 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, driving an estimated 80 to 90 miles per hour, struck the Alero from behind.

"The Grand Prix struck the Alero in the back end, and it then hit a (Ford) Taurus in front of it," said Sgt. Michelle Sandoval of the Houston Police Department. "The two victims were riding in the back of the Alero, and were killed instantly."

Earl Nobles, his 15-year-old nephew Brandon Nobles and 16-year-old Megan Cervantes were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The passengers of the Taurus were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment; their conditions were not immediately known.

The driver of the Grand Prix was able to get out of his vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

Authorities have been able to trace the car back to its owner, but no arrests had been made in the matter as of Monday afternoon.

NHS Principal David Young called Monday "a long, hard day" as Shaylyn and Cody's classmates and teachers coming to grips with their loss.

"We're thankful to have a lot of counseling help in from a lot of districts and from schools here in Navasota," he said. "Both were popular with their peers and classmates. They were bright, bubbly kids who will be sorely missed."

Young said students had come up with ways to honor Shaylyn, a member of the NHS band, and Cody, an active 4-H member.

"All the band kids signed a T-shirt and wrote little notes to the (Nobles) family," he said. "It's been a tough day, but the way the kids have treated it is a really a tribute to these two. They really made an impact on people's lives."

Navasota ISD trustees observed a moment of silence for the two students prior to their Monday meeting.

Shaylyn Renee Nobles

Nov. 27, 1988 — Sept. 18, 2004

NAVASOTA — Services for Shaylyn Renee Nobles, 15, of Navasota are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota.

The Rev. Lupe Ybarra of House of Miracles in Navasota will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Shaylyn died Saturday in Houston.

She was born in Bryan and was a student at Navasota High School. She was a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 1409 and was in the Rattler Marching Band.

Survivors include her parents, Dale and Amelia “Amy” Nobles of Navasota; and a sister, Ashley Paige Nobles of Navasota.

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