Patricia Ann Hoyt, 66, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. She was a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids.
Patti was born June 28, 1950, to William "Bill" J. and Frances I. (Indra) Hoyt in
Cedar Rapids. After graduating from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, she attended several different institutions
of higher learning. Proudly attending UNI, Upper Iowa, and Mount Mercy, she graduated with her master's degree. She spent most of her professional career as a special education teacher in the Cedar Rapids Community School district, devoted to her students. Along with her dad, she developed teaching devices which would enhance her students' ease of learning.
Patti's other passions over the years were shopping, collecting dolls, going to casinos, playing card games and Mickey Mouse. She especially loved music and particularly piano music. Patti even gave piano lessons to some of her neighbors. She will be missed by many.
Patti was preceded in death by her parents.
Patti is survived by her brother, David, and sister-in-law BettyJo Hoyt of Central City; a niece, Stephanie Rodriquez of Buda, Texas; and a nephew, Bradley A. Hoyt of Norfolk, Va.
A visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Stateroom, followed by services in the chapel at 3 p.m.
Online condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016