December 12, 1924 – February 21, 2014
Obituaries » BARBARA G. HOYT
HOYT, BARBARA G., 89, of Montpelier, died February 21, at her home. She was born in Ludlow on December 12, 1924, the daughter of Albert & Carmen (Snell) Gilman. When growing up on her grandmother’s farm in Ludlow, Barbara attended Black River Academy. Later she graduated from the Jeanne Mance School of Nursing in Burlington and decided much later in life to achieve her goal of obtaining her college degree by earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from Goddard College. Barb, as her friends knew her, worked at a job she really enjoyed, with the Vermont Department of Social Welfare. As a social worker, she was always a strong advocate for families in need including many evenings finding assistance for those without food or fuel. She married Lloyd I. Hoyt in Burlington on August 11, 1944. They have two children, Doug and Mike, and lived in Montpelier for many years. Mr. Hoyt predeceased her on October 15, 1977. Barbara was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. Until her health restricted her mobility, she could be found most any Mass at Saint Augustine sitting in “her” seat at the rear of the church. Barb greatly enjoyed her time participating in the prayer circle and other telephone related activities staying in touch with others. She is survived by two sons, Douglas Hoyt and wife, Charlotte of Montpelier and Michael Hoyt and wife, Judy of Spring Hills, Fla.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.