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Grace Lee Hoyt

August 2, 1920 - April 12, 2021

Grace Lee Hoyt passed to her Eternal Rest in her apartment at “The Summit” in Lynchburg, Va., on April 12, 2021. She was the wife of the late William K. Hoyt. Grace was born the daughter of William Adelbert and Ethel Burrhus Lee in Washington DC in 1920. She spent most of her life as a real estate agent in Milford, CT.

It is there she raised her three children, Joyce wife of Leo McGrath, Lynchburg, Va., David L. Gammons, husband of Jane, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Stephen W. Gammons, husband of Sharon, Forrest City N.C. Other survivors are 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 8 great great-grandchildren.

Grace moved to Lynchburg with her husband William in 2002. She has always been active in church, hospital, and rehabilitation programs.

Her many enjoyments during her 100 plus years have been writing, hiking, Alpine skiing and she attended over 50 Elder Hostel sponsored trips around the world. At the age of 100 she published a book of her poetry.

A memorial Service will be announced at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to Kirkridge Retreat and Study Ct., 2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013 or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, Va.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Aunt Grace was a delightful, interesting, involved woman with many interests. She loved her family and her friends, always delighted to see us and hear from all who loved her in return. Her wonderful thoughtfulness and cheerful manner was remarkable, as were her enthsiasm and keen intelligence. What a gal! She will be in our heart for ever and greatly missed. I was married to her beloved nephew Jack and enjoyed every moment with her, each telephone conversation and all the notes from her. God bless her memory!

Posted by Rosemary Eck on June 26, 2021

The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Posted by Jean Davidson on April 19, 2021

I knew Grace during her stay at the Villas and always got a kick out of her comments and responses on all topics. There is no doubt what ever that she added spontaneity & spirt to of her associations that I witnessed and many others besides I'm sure. I would like a copy of her poetry at 100! That IS something of considerable note. I'll aim to duplicate if I can and I certainly wish to read and pass on to my friends as a target if they're up to it. As you can probably tell our interactions were lively and I last saw her at her transfer reception to the Summit and regretted her departure as I do once again.

Posted by Budd Adams on April 18, 2021

We loved you as so many others have. Your trip out to San Fran. with Teresa remains her most treasured of all her memories of you. RIP sweet Grace.

Posted by Teresa & Jerry Moss on April 14, 2021

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