She moved with her parents at an early age to Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, where she attended high school. Naomi entered nurses training at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital and graduated with two other students at the First Annual Commencement of the Hospital on 4 January 1912 held in the Centerville High School Auditorium.
They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception at the Legion Auditorium in Pella on 22 June 1963 with over 100 close friends of earlier years and of the Pella Gospel Hall congregation. Out-of-town relatives who attended included her aunt and uncle, Jesse and Mae (White) Butler, of Des Moines; her sister and brother-in-law, Daniel and Elsie (White) Moore of Des Moines; and her brother and sister-in-law, Donald R. and Irene (Fox) Moore of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Her husband spent 63 years spreading the Gospel, traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Britain. During her husband's travels, Naomi carried on at the "home-front" and as a nurse cared for many friends and neighbors. She did accompany her husband on several British trips evidenced by their return to New York on 18 February 1925 aboard the Aquitania from Southampton, on 29 February 1932 aboard theLancastria from Liverpool, and on 22 February 1938 aboard the Scythia from Liverpool.
Naomi Pinches passed away 29 February 1972 at the Pella Community Hospital after only two days of serious illness. Funeral services were held Friday, 3 March 1972, at the Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home with Mr. Raymond Routley officiating. Interment was made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Pella, Iowa.
Surviving Mrs. Pinches were several brothers and sisters: Mable, Mrs. Glen A. Norris, of Pella, Iowa; Paul H. White of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Elsie, Mrs. Daniel E. Moore, of Des Moines, Iowa; Lloyd J. White of West Covina, California; and Donald R. White of New Brighton, Minnesota. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, George Thomas Pinches who died 13 December 1969; a brother, John William White, who died in 1958; and a sister, Ruth White, who died in infancy in 1901.
Mrs. Pinches loved and served her Lord since she was a young girl of 16. Her life was marked by deep devotion to her Lord, family and friends, not as expressed in words but through care of those in physical suffering. Her faithful attention to her husband during his long illness and her Godly life will leave an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew her.