The circumstances are such that it has caught the attention of national media. Natasha Noland (photos below) is the Northern California woman who apparently fell out of a moving bus during a catfight with another woman while they were reportedly drunk. The bus then ran her over causing unsurvivable injuries.
She was the beautiful daughter of Todd Noland and Sue Noland who own a local beach shop in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is a charming old beach town between San Francisco and Monterey along the gorgeous California Pacific coast. The loss has left the family and community stunned, searching for answers as to how a woman so full of life can be taken from us at such an early age. The tragic accident occurred after the bus was returning from a concert along Highway 17, which is a fast moving, winding road from Highway 101 to the coast which always feels dangerous to people who drive it. You can read a media report on circumstances surrounding the fight and subsequent events here.
Biography: Natasha Noland is a Sagittarius who local media report is 25 years old. She is a graduate of Santa Cruz High School in 2005 and attended Cabrillo College afterwards, one of the California community colleges local to her area. Natasha had a passion for dancing, listening to country music, and enjoyed posing for photos where her sharp sensibilities for fashion were on display with various hairstyles and colors. Some of those pictures are in the gallery where you can see that she is beautiful, provocative, and unafraid. She could have been a professional model!
She worked as a buyer for the Pacific Wave Surf Shop run by her parents as mentioned on her Linkedin page which you can find here. Natasha had a Facebook page here which also mentions that she was working at a local boutique as a sales associate. Her Twitter page is here under the name “TJ Noland” where you can see that she was a frequent tweeter with a sharp wit up until May of 2012.
We do not know yet if there is a memorial fund set up for Ms. Noland to help her family cover the costs that are so unfairly thrust on people when their loved ones die. If you know of one please leave details in the comments. We do know that there is a guest book sponsored by the local newspaper which you can read here and share your own thoughts. There are dozens of entries from well-wishers and those who who know her parents or Natasha herself, including a friend named Jessica who wrote:
“I am so sorry for your loss. Natasha was such a sweet beautiful girl, I met her at a young age dancing at studio west and she was such an inspiration so extremely talented. Again I’m so sorry for your families loss.”
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Natasha Noland. May she rest in peace.