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Hoyt, Charles Y.
Charles Y. Hoyt, 93, of Phoenix passed away July 29, 2012. He was born to the late Charles F. and Johanna M. Hoyt, May 3, 1919, near Junction City, Kansas. Charles received academic degrees at Idaho State University and Washington State University. He did teaching and research at Kansas State University where he was involved with extension and youth programs including 4-H. He relocated to Arizona in 1961. Charles was a science teacher at Cortez High School for many years and taught advanced science classes where he inspired many students to success in science and related fields. Charles was a member of many scientific groups and was instrumental in developing the Arizona Science Olympiad program. He was a strong advocate and leader of science education and teacher training in scientific and technical fields. He was honored for his enthusiastic work with students and teachers. He is preceded in death by his brothers C. Grant Hoyt and CSK James A Hoyt USN; and his sisters Francis J. (Hoyt) Burns, Grace Hoyt, Gesina (Hoyt) Walker, and Mildred "Midge" (Hoyt) Schumacher. He is survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends and loved ones.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2012 with a memorial service to follow at 10 a.m., at A. L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. Please sign the guest book or write a tribute at

Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 5, 2012
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