Bobby Frank Hoyt

Bobby Frank Hoyt was born to Frank and Edna (Sillivan) Hoyt on November 27th 1928 in a Bayard, Nebraska farmhouse during a snow storm. His twin sister Betty died 11 months later on October 31, 1929 from unknown causes.

He started school in Englewood, Colorado. After his parents moved to Tracy, CA in 1935, he attended various schools, graduating from U. C. Davis in 1950, majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Agriculture. He is a life member of the University of California Alumni Association. He was an outstanding amateur boxer, having fought in many Collegiate and Golden Glove Tournaments over the span of six years.

Bobby had a varied career, but most of his jobs pertained to agriculture--Assistant Manager of a large cattle feed lot, High School Agricultural Teacher, Manager of a farm supply company, farmer, fruit buyer, and agricultural appraiser for Wells Fargo.

He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Peterman on August 12, 1950 and lived in Tracy until they moved to the Pittsburg area in 1979?______ where they found even more freinds to make life full.

Bob retired May 27, 1988 after 25 years with H. J. Heinz Company, the last nine years as the General Manager of Purchasing. They moved to Atascadero, CA with their horses, dogs, cats, chickens and various other birds. They shared involvment in the Meals-On-Wheels program as well as the Catholic Church.

They lived a joyfull and varied life until Mary was suddenly taken in December of 2006, after 56 years of marriage, family, work, and travel.

Bob loved cards, camping, fishing , & traveling. But he placed family above all else, always. He found great joy in his family, including four children, nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter. All survive him except one daughter, Kathy Smart, who passed away in 1989 and one son-in-law, Dave Davidian who passed away in 1996. 

Bob, at his fighting weight in high school/college.
Bob sleeping in with one of the Smart kids in Grover City.
August 1997 - Bob catches a ten-pound catfish in Lake Santa Margarita.
Karen riding Kathy while Bob, house plans in hand, things about the next move.
Bob and Mary on the dessert - probably near Utah/Nevada.
Bob and Mary with their Tracy house packed in a truck heading for Pittsburgh.
Nov 1998 - Bob turns 70.