She was born Dec. 27, 1962, in Jamestown, the daughter of Lona Sample Howard and the late Everette R. Howard.
Barbara was a teacher’s aide at Chautauqua Lake Central School and she was a cook at Red Line Drive In in Mayville.
She was a member of the Chautauqua County 4-H, Ashville Fire Department Auxiliary and she was chairperson for Ashville Fire District Board of Commissioners, she also belonged to Chautauqua County Beef Producers Association.
Barbara loved animals, especially cows and her dogs. She also loved spending time with her family and friends. She especially loved seeing her grandsons.
She is survived by her mother, Lona Howard; four children, Jennifer (Matthew) Zakrzewski of Fort Benning, Ga., Jonathan M. Hoyt of Ashville, Patricia A. (Michael Lowe) Hoyt of Busti, and Lauren M. Hoyt of Ashville; two grandchildren, Wyatt and Mason Zakrzewski of Fort Benning, Ga.; four sisters, Linda (Jeff) Willoughby of Cassadaga, Carolyn Howard of Warren, Pa., Betty (Jeremy) Catanese of Stockton and Debra (Rob Clark) Howard of Stockton; several nieces and nephews; and her father in-law, David Hoyt of Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey D. Hoyt, whom she married May 19, 1984, in Chautauqua and who died Oct.7, 1996.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville. Burial will be in the Mayville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The 4-H Endowment Fund or to Ashville Fire Department.
Click here to make a DONATION to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County 4-H Endowment Fund in memory of Barbara Hoyt.
Published in The Post Journal August 9, 2016