Katy Hoyt

Obituary of Katy Hoyt


Kathryn Elizabeth Hoyt

June 12, 1945 – January 12, 2023

Santa Cruz, California


Funeral services will be on Monday January 23, for our beloved aunt and cherished friend “Katy” Hoyt who passed away in Santa Cruz at the age of 77.


Born in Pasadena, California to Sheldon and Elizabeth Hoyt, Katy as she was affectionately known by all, was stricken with polio as a youngster, yet she led her life unfettered by illness or setbacks.  Katy was proud of her independence and passionate about her Catholic Faith as she regularly attended Sunday Mass.  She mastered bowling and belonged to several scratch leagues while residing in Southern California.

When her father died at an early age, Katy traveled to distant places on the globe with her mother, as the two became a very close-knit mother daughter duo. Fond memories will continue to be shared by all of her family of her love for watching sports; the Dodgers being at the top of the list. She also really enjoyed watching ice hockey. Always a kind and playful child, Katy played ring-around-the-rosie repeatedly with her lifetime friend, Kathy Dooling.


Upon the passing of her mom, Katy remained in Southern California for a time and moved to the Santa Cruz area 18 years ago to be near her niece and grandnieces. She leaves many dear friends at both Dominican Oaks and Sunshine Villa including her dearest friend and roommate at Sunshine Villa, Barbara. Katy remained constant attending the mass offerings at Dominican Oaks and Sunshine Villa.


Katy is survived by her brother, Sheldon A. Hoyt, her niece, Kathy Deteso, and her two nephews, Greg Hoyt and Scott Hoyt. She also leaves twelve grand-nieces and nephews, and a great-grand-niece and a great-grand-nephew.


A Catholic Blessing Ceremony will be held privately by her family at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, and her burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in San Gabriel, where she will be laid to rest beside her mother. 




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A Memorial Tree was planted for Katy
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel