Philip Munro Hoyt


(Dec. 27, 1934 - Sept. 4, 2017)

Philip Munro Hoyt, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, died on Sept. 4, 2017. He was 82 years old.

He was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Williston, North Dakota, to Myron Sears Hoyt and Susan Irene Reese Hoyt.

He grew up in Powell and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Wyoming and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in civil engineering. He served as a commissioned officer for two years in the U.S. Army. He was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Wyoming and also taught at Stanford University while earning his Ph.D. Phil was self-employed at Electro Mechanical Technology in Salt Lake City from 1986-2017.

Phil married Deanna Jean Davis on Aug. 30, 1956, in Evanston; their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in multiple positions in the LDS church, including being the first stake president of the first Laramie Wyoming Stake from 1983-86.

Phil was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Phil is survived by his wife, Deanna; their three children, Tamara Lea (Arthur) Fox, Tracy Lynn (Ken) Maxfield, and Douglas Philip (Amy Ferguson) Hoyt; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother Terry Sears (Betty) Hoyt.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Murray Utah South Stake Center.