Cheryl A. (Cook) Hoyt, 68, passed away in her home in Mount Vernon, Washington on February 8, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends. Cheryl fought a long and brave battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Cheryl was born on November 30, 1947 in Bellingham, WA, the daughter of Frank & Achsa (Foxworthy) Cook. She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1966.
On April 28, 1968 she was united in marriage to Arthur “Pat” Hoyt. They made their home in the Renton area where Cheryl worked for Mutual Bank and Art for a trucking company.
When they welcomed their two daughters to the family, Cheryl became a full time mom.
In 1992 Art, Cheryl and their daughters moved to the Philippines to serve as missionaries. After their return to Renton, Cheryl became the Women’s Ministries Director at the Highlands Community Church. She always loved working with women and loved to share her passion for the Lord.
Cheryl is survived by the love of her life, Art; her daughters and sons-in-law, Alicja & Seth Howell of Mount Vernon, WA and Janine & David Zeller of Missoula, MT; her grandchildren, Mikayela Nutting, Isaac Howell, and Henry & Olivia Zeller; her brother Jerry Cook and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank & Achsa.
A Memorial Service and reception to celebrate Cheryl’s life will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Highland’s Community Church in Renton, WA. The family requests that donations in her honor be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Assoc.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.