Merrill Verne Hoyt Sr., 70

By Reader Submitted

Friday, January 20, 2012

Merrill Verne Hoyt, Sr.

of Kamiah, ID

June 12, 1941

to Dec. 25, 2011

Merrill V. Hoyt, Sr., 70 of Kamiah, ID and formerly of Port Orchard, died December 25, 2011 at Franciscan Hospice in University Place, WA due to asbestos related lung cancer.

He was born in Elma, WA and raised in Port Orchard attending South Kitsap High School.

He worked at PSNS as a Pipefitter in Shop 56 and Nuclear Planner and Estimator in Code 2380 for 32 years, retiring in 1993. He also owned and operated Pair of Dice Hide and Furs in Kamiah, ID.

He was a lifetime member of Kitsap Poggie Club and National Rifle Association as well as various Gold Mining clubs. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid outdoorsman. He also enjoyed gardening and loved his cat "Puddin."

He is survived by his sons Merrill V. Hoyt, Jr. and Danny Hoyt (Karen); daughter Theia L. Hoyt; brothers Maurice Hoyt (Donna), Ray Hoyt (Deanna) and Richard Hoyt (Marti); sister Donna Buckendorf; one grandchild Joseph Hoyt and one great-grandchild Jacquelyn Hoyt.

A memorial gathering will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Parkwood Community Center in Port Orchard. Online memorial and guest book at


Name: Merrill V. Hoyt
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Years married: Married 3 times, divorced twice & last wife passed away in March 1996.
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Career/Work Info: Worked at PSNS for 32 years.
Company or Business name: PSNS
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Your status now: Retired & living in Idaho.
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Todays date: June 2010
Comments or information: Born June 12, 1941 in Elma WA, moved to Port Orchard when I was 6 months old. Lived on Kleiver Rd which is now Brash Rd for 19 years.