Bruce Hoyt

Bruce S. Hoyt passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at his home in Orderville, Utah.

Bruce was the 12th of 13 children of parents, Israel and Charlotte May Stolworthy Hoyt.
He is survived by one sister, Aleena O’Kamura of Idaho Falls, Idaho and several nieces and nephews.
Bruce was well liked and had many friends. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Bruce served a mission in the Southern States, was a temple worker, scout master for 10 years, a bishopric counselor, high priest group leader, and on the Kanab Utah Stake High council.
Bruce graduated from Valley High school, attended B.Y.U. and finished at the College of Southern Utah.
He was a sheep herder, worked at the Alton Coal Mine, the Kaibab Sawmill, and at trading post on the reservation with his brother Tom Hoyt. Bruce retired from Kane County School District as a 4th grade teacher of twenty-five plus years of service.
Many people knew Bruce through his love of animals. He raised sheep, goats, dogs, and horses. One of his favorite activities was to attend the animal auction weekly in Cedar City.
There will be held a memorial service for Bruce Hoyt on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 at 11 A.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Orderville, Utah. All are invited to attend. There will be a luncheon following the service.
There will not be a viewing or a graveside service. Bruce will be interred in the Alton Cemetery in Alton, Utah.



  1. Mendoza Family ( John, Julie and Nicci June 29, 2022 at 5:31 am - Reply

    A wonderful man who will surely be missed.

  2. Joan Stewart June 29, 2022 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    So sad to hear this. Bruce was a wonderful man! He will be missed!! I

  3. Jeannine Brown and family June 29, 2022 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry for the loss, Jeannine Brown and family are sending thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time . And send out Love

  4. Connie Walters June 30, 2022 at 4:17 am - Reply

    My sweet fourth grade teacher I love you so much

  5. Bridget Garcia June 30, 2022 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Amazing man. He will forever be my favorite teacher. He will be missed as he is an irreplaceable person in the lives of many.

  6. Martha June 30, 2022 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Bruce was the best teacher I have ever had in all my years in schools including college. He was kind and forgiving. I will never forget his laugh and sweet spirit. Rest In Peace Bruce. God bless and comfort all those who are left to carry on.

  7. Judy Lee June 30, 2022 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I taught school at Valley Elementary with Bruce for nine years. My daughter Tonette was one of his students. He loved all his students, and they loved him.

  8. Carlon hoyt July 5, 2022 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Bruse was Dads littel brother hew was always happy and kind and friendly I.I was able Nd my mom was able to visited with him the day before he pasedvaway

  9. Carlon hoyt July 5, 2022 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Bruse was Dads littel brother hew was always happy and kind and friendly I.I was able Nd my mom was able to visited with him the day before he passed away.I will mis you uncle Bruse love you.

  10. Carlon hoyt July 5, 2022 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Bruse hoyt was my Dads Errol hours littel brother. Bruse was always kind and friendly. I will miss you Bruse.

  11. Marvin Russell August 22, 2023 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you for everything Bruce. You treated me as if I was your son. I am thankful for the years you looked after our horses. Gave us the most extraordinary colors out of your Buckskin and Palomino Studs. Miss you Papa! -Your Native Son Marvin

  12. Don October 14, 2023 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Bruce was my 4th grade teacher 36 years ago or so..and I can say he was a good man and I liked him alot. I was new to ordervile at 4th grade and Bruce was a big influence of laughter and generosity..I just wish I couldve’ attended his service. He’s one orderville legend that will be missed.

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