Gordon Dunwell Hoyt, age 79, passed away August 20, 1995, at his home in Midway.
He was born November 11, 1915, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Dr. Aura A. Hoyt and Helen Jewell Hoyt. Gordon was a true gentleman, thoughtful, kind, and caring. He had a delightful sense of humor and a deep appreciation of the arts. He loved the outdoors, enjoying fly fishing, camping, and hunting.He married Neva L. Dilley in August 1941; she died February 3, 1945. He married Rose Coleman, July 26, 1952. Gordon served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945 as Lieutenant. He received a master's degree in engineering and then a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan in 1949. He taught at the University of Oregon, Brigham Young University, Mindanao State University in the Phillippines where he taught for two years, offering the first master's degree program in physics, and also at the University of Wyoming.
He is survived by his wife, Rose C.; two sons Gordon D., Jr. and Jeffrey C.; a brother, Dr. Arthur W.; six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jewell A. Hoyt.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Olpin Mortuary in Heber City.
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