Elaine H Hoyt

 Elaine Heaton Hoyt gently passed away on Monday, August 14, 2023 in Kanab, Utah at the age of 95.  Elaine was the daughter of George Earl Heaton and Jennie Palmer Heaton.  She was born on May 30, 1928 in the home of Laura Broadbent in Kanab, Utah.
 When Elaine was 4-year-old, her mother Jennie passed away.  Her father remarried a few years later to Bertha Jolley of Tropic Utah.  Elaine was 6 years old.  Elaine had a brother, Burke Heaton, and 4 sisters, Dorothy (Phillips), Nanell (Mann), Leona (Merrill), and Gladys (Walker).  The family was raised in Alton, Utah and in Rush Canyon under the Pink Cliffs.
 Elaine went to elementary school in Alton until 7th grade when she was on the first school bus to Valley High School in 1940.  She spent 8th grade living with her Aunt Bernice Pugh and going to school in Kanab.  It was while living here that the Japanese bombed Pearl Habor starting World War II.  The rest of her education was at Valley High School.
 Elaine married Dilworth Hoyt on November 8, 1946.  This was Dilworth’s second marriage as his first wife, Edna May Goulding had passed away and Elaine became the mother of two children, Ardeth age 8 and Eudel age 7.  Three other children joined the family, LaRue, Gerry, and Jennie.  The family lived Alton, Utah until 1974 when their home was lost in a house fire. Many people supported a benefit to help Dill and Elaine get a fresh start.  Dill and Elaine moved to Glendale, Utah. In 1990 Elaine became a widow after 44 years of marriage to Dilworth. She then spent the next 33 years alone.
 Elaine was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She loved the gospel and all its teachings.  She especially loved crocheting, making quilts, genealogy, reading and baking wonderful cinnamon rolls and bread.  Elaine loved meeting people and would talk their ears off learning  their family history.
  Elaine’s posterity consists of 5 children namely Ardeth Gringrich (Bill) of New Jersey, LaRue Cox (Leon) Orderville, Utah, Gerry Hoyt (Debbie) Orderville, Utah.  Eudell Hoyt (Penny) and Jennie King (Roger) are both deceased.  She has 25 grandchildren, 99 great grandchildren, and 31 great, great grandchildren.  Elaine loved her family above all things and she will be sorely missed.
  The funeral for Elaine Heaton Hoyt will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Glendale Ward Church in Glendale, Utah at 11 AM with a viewing one hour prior to the funeral.  The burial will follow at the Alton Cemetery, in Alton Utah. Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.
 The family of Elaine would like to express their gratitude to all those who gave such good care, service, and love to their mother and grandmother.  She had many great friends who visited her bringing love and eternal friendship.  It was greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
 A livestream of the funeral can be watched at https://youtube.com/live/plsmvBGqVjs?feature=share .  It will go live the day of the funeral.


  1. Heather Helms August 25, 2023 at 5:01 am - Reply

    Aunt Elaine was a force. She taught me to crochet when I was eight. She did not approve of my form. She was forthright and vocal. I loved that about her. She was a pure soul. You knew where you stood and she loved you. I’m am so happy that she is with Dill again! My mom always respected and loved her as did I. I will miss her but know she is in a better place. My heart goes out to her family.

  2. Marilee Capel August 25, 2023 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I loved my dear Aunt Elaine – she was the happiest, sweetest and dearest aunt and I loved her so much. She was was such a wonderful and perfect soul. She was magic with her ball of string and tiny crochet needle. I wrote her letters and she would always write me back. I still have my wonderful and beautiful pink pillowcase that she crocheted with my name when I was about six or seven years old. I also treasure my petrified block of wood she gave me when I passed through Glendale in 2012 when moving to Arizona. She loved me and I loved her!!! I know she’s so happy to be united with Dill and her family.

Leave A Comment