With loved ones at her side, Jean Hoyt died Saturday, August 25th following complications of a stroke.
Jean Morgan Hoyt was born Jean Lael Morgan October 22, 1927, in Billings to Edna and Archie Morgan.
She grew up in Billings, Salt Lake City, and then Seattle where she graduated from Queen Anne High and attended the University of Washington. On June 23, 1947, she married (The love of her life and best friend) Raul Hoyt and they moved to Billings in the winter of 1949. They had three children, Shelley, Regan and Jordan. She was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and friend.
She was a volunteer, an artist, and patron of the arts. She loved raspberries and chocolate, backgammon and dominoes. She had a deep faith that sustained her life’s journey.
Jean was preceded in death by husband Raul B. Hoyt and son, Regan M. Hoyt.
She is survived by brother Dick (Joan) Morgan of Seattle, WA , sister Marilyn Munson of Asheville, NC, children: Shelley Hoyt of Oakland, CA, Jordan Hoyt (Terrie) of Red Lodge; adopted daughter Suzi Pendergraft of Red Lodge, numerous nephews and nieces, three grand-children: Max Koch of Oakland, CA, Regan P. Hoyt (Cami) of Mountain Green, UT and Chelsea Hill (Simon) of Red Lodge; and 4 great- grandchildren: Chloe Hill, Kenadie Prior, and Kaya and Secora Hoyt.
Jean was blessed to find love in the last year of her life with Kent Boughn. Her joy was for all to see in her smile and the twinkle in her eyes.
The family gratefully thanks the wonderful and caring staff associated with Fischer Cottage at St John’s.
Memorial services will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 119 North 33rd Street, Billings on Wednesday August 29, at 11 am. A reception will follow at the Highland’s Golf Club, 714 Poly Drive, Billings.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jean’s charity of choice: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) of Carbon County, P.O. Box 314, Red Lodge, MT 59068.