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Marjorie Hoyt Obituary
1920 ~ 2011
Marjorie Ruth Harder Hoyt, 91, passed away peacefully in Sandy, UT on October 13, 2011 on her mother's birthday. Born March 10, 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she was the fourth child of Martin Albert Harder and Martha Anna Wilhelm Harder. Her older sisters Trudy Stahman, Dorothy Harder, Virginia Harder and younger brother Pat Harder have all preceded her in death.
Marjorie attended Brigham Young University on a music scholarship, where she was one of the original members of the BYU Program Bureau. Later, during WWII, she was employed by the FBI in Washington D.C. It was there that she met and fell in love with a tall, handsome Naval Officer, Forrest Timothy Hoyt. They were married on December 21, 1946 in Washington D.C. and later sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The newlyweds moved to Arizona in 1946 to begin their lives and Forrest's law practice and lived in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. There they raised their five children: Forrest Timothy Jr. (Christine) of Mesa, AZ, Carole Lynne (deceased), Janice (Matthias) Sansom of Cottonwood Heights, UT, Margo Wilson of Draper, UT, and Sharon (Brian) Brown of Cedar City, UT.
Marjorie dedicated her life to being a homemaker and was the ultimate hostess and party planner. She was famous for her delicious homemade meals-which were always followed by desert! Her nurturing home was the center of family, school, church, and social gatherings. She especially loved to bake and left her posterity with many wonderful handwritten recipes.
Beautiful music was an important part of her life. Beginning at a young age, Marjorie sang with many choirs, played the violin and piano and was a sought-after soloist. She served as choir director for the "Singing Mothers" of Phoenix for many years and directed and sang with various ward and stake choirs as well as local community groups.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, faithfully attending and serving in the Mesa, Arizona and San Diego, California Temples. A highlight of her life was serving a mission with her husband in the Washington D.C. Temple.
An avid sports fan, Marjorie enjoyed watching and playing tennis and always enthusiastically cheered on her BYU Cougars.
In 2000, after 55 years in Arizona, the Hoyts moved to South Jordan, Utah to be closer to family. Marjorie was an adored and doting grandmother to her 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Among their favorite memories with "Nonnie" are trips to the beach, watching the Sea World fireworks, hikes in Greer, talent shows, picnics by the bay, and her many delicious Sunday dinners.
She is survived and will be dearly missed by her four children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband, Forrest Timothy Hoyt, daughter Carol Lynne, and grandsons Adam Lee Hoyt, Brian Timothy Brown, and Jason Dean Hoyt also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to express their thanks to Legacy House of South Jordan, and Sunrise of Sandy for the exceptional care that she received in her final years, and also extend special appreciation to Jolene and Marci of Pine Mountain Health Care and Hospice.
Friends and Family may call Tuesday evening October 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. 10600 S., in Sandy, Utah. Private family services will take place the following day.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Green Acres Memorial Cemetery in Scottsdale, Arizona with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jason Dean Hoyt Memorial Scholarship, account #30-121669, care of LDS Philanthropies, PO Box 27188, Provo, UT 84602. Online condolences: www.larkincares.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Oct. 16, 2011
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