Charles Hoyt Obituary

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Charles Y. Hoyt

May 3, 1919 - July 29, 2012
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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...
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 7th 2012 with a memorial service to follow at 10 a.m. at A. L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix.






I was born May 3, 1919 in Geary, Kansas. I was the youngest of the seven children in our family. I was raised on a diversified farm at Junction City, Kansas (Geary County, Kansas). All members of my family are now deceased now.
When I was young I loved the family life. I enjoyed the horses and my dog as companions though my early years as the other family members were considerably older. From 1900 to 1919 there were two brother and four sisters.
I attended and graduated from a one room grade school at 11 years of age. I attended and graduated from high school at 15 years old. I joined the 4-H Club at 9 years of age. This activity provided friendship and contacts which served instrumental in my future education and activities. The learning of cooperation and utilizing opportunities helped me achieve many goals that I had set rather high. At the age of 26 I joined the faculty of Kansas State University, staying there 3 years before continuing higher education. I received my B.S. in Botany at Idaho State University and MS Degree in Plant Pathology Minors in genetics organic chemistry at Washington State University. Charles was one of eight chosen for advanced degree studies in Europe. I returned to Kansas State University as assistant for person then advancing to Associate professor in 1959. In August of 1960 the opportunity to come to Cortez High School arose as a member of the Science Department where in 1963 he became Department Chairman serving until retirement in 1984.
Retirement was short, I was selected a President of the newly organized Arizona Alliance for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education. This organization served science teachers throughout Arizona with educational workshops and scholarship funding until dissolution in December 2002. The Arizona Alliance also was the directing body of the Arizona Science Olympiad founded for the elementary and high school students by Charles in 1988. Thousands of student s have participated in the Science Olympiad which continues today under the direction of the Academy of Science. He has been a member of the Academy as well as many other science groups.

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