Born October 25, 1935 in Pocatello, ID, passed away January 29, 2015, in Mesa, AZ. Hoyt, son of J. Bryan and Arilla Blackhurst and brother of B. Kent and Dennis P. Blackhurst, who preceded him in death, is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Kathy, children Holly, Suzy, (Scott) Perkinson, Bruce (Misti), Betsy (Scot) Rigby, Dennis (Thelissa); 24 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Rose Mary Blackhurst.
A graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Utah School of Law, Hoyt worked in the insurance industry, retiring from the legal department of Scottsdale Insurance Company in 2000. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many capacities and he and Kathy served a full-time mission at church headquarters in Salt Lake City. He loved his church, his family, golf, sports, movies and books. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be Thurs., February 5, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa and from 9:00-9:45 AM on Friday, February 6, 2015, prior to funeral services at 10:00 AM at the Mesa East Stake Center, 2228 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ.