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04/22/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Marian Ruddel Hoyle

Marian Ruddel Hoyle
(23 Apr 1942 - 20 Apr 2015)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is still more sad news this Wednesday.     Marian Ruddell Hoyle, wife of   Pete Hoyle ('60) of VA, passed away in Williamsburg on Monday, April 20, 2015, three days before her 73rd birthday. She was the sister-in-law of      Henry Hoyle ('65) and       Yvonne Peters Hoyle (Hampton HS - '64) of Northern VA.

     From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 04/21/15, 6:41 PM - "  Marian Ruddel Hoyle (  Pete's wife)":

Hi Carol,

I thought I would let you know that Marian Ruddel Hoyle, the wife of my brother Pete (NNHS 1960) passed away this past Monday.


   Oh, Cousin Henry, I'm so very sorry to hear this! Thank you for letting me know. You and Pete - and your entire family - have my deepest sympathies.

 From the Daily Press - 04/22/15:

               Marian Ruddel Hoyle


WILLIAMSBURG - Marian Ruddel Hoyle, age 72, of Williamsburg, VA, died on April 20, 2015, ultimately succumbing at the end of a courageous and gracious battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Marian was born in Washington, D.C. in 1942 to Frieda Grebel Ruddel and Soloman Ruddel and grew up in Arlington, VA. She attended the College of William and Mary where she majored in mathematics. Following her graduation and marriage in 1964 to Samuel Pettus Hoyle, Jr., she taught in Green County, VA. Later she earned an MS degree in mathematics from William and Mary where she taught mathematics as an adjunct lecturer for many years.

Marian was accomplished in needle crafts and was a member of the Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild and of the Williamsburg Knitting Guild. She was also active in her community, especially through many years of membership and participation in both, the Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg and the Woman's Club of Williamsburg, GFWC.



Marian will be missed and remembered by those who survive her: her husband of 50 years, Samuel "Pete" Hoyle; her brothers, Mark Ruddel and Steven Ruddel; her daughter, Lara Beilby and her husband, Christopher; her son, Alan Hoyle and his wife, Beth Gifford; and her granddaughter, Chrissa Beilby.

A memorial service will take place on Friday, April 24, at 1:30 pm, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Interment will follow at 3 pm, at Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery, 12750 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606.

In lieu of flowers, Marian would have appreciated donations to the Respite Program at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, Virginia 23185, the Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 or any charity of one's choice.

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Published in the Daily Press on April 22, 2015.
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April 21
, 2015

Dear Pete and Family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of this lovely lady. Marian's smile could light up a room! I know she will be deeply missed. Please accept my condolences, and my prayers for love, peace and comfort.

April 21, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Marian teaching me origami at the Clarksville Hoyle family reunions. She was so patient and kind. I have taught origami to my nieces, my daughters, and their friends throughout the years and always told them how my cousin had taught me.

Sending all of you love and prayers.

~ Jewel Hoyle Sauls, Goldsboro, North Carolina
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April 22, 2015 

Pete, Lara, and Alan, I am so sorry to learn of Marian's death. We had some good times together in the Junior Woman's Club. I always admired her tatting, for we both started to learn it at about the same time. She was successful, I was not!
We lost touch over the years. It sounds as if the recent past has been a struggle, and now she is at peace.

~ Marylee McGregor, Richmond, Virginia


April 22, 2015 

I am so sorry to hear about Marian. She was a wonderful President of Woman's Club of Williamsburg. Her talents in "arts and crafts" will be remembered by our members. I enjoyed working with her and sitting with her at the lunch meetings. One could always count on Marian to help and participate in any of our club activities. A true and loyal GFWC clubwoman. I will miss Marian. Love, Fran Wonsowski, Arlington VA

~ Fran Wonsowski, Arlington Virginia

April 22, 2015 

Dear Mr. Hoyle and Family, Although I only met Marian last Fall, I quickly realized what a wonderful and sweet person she was. She will surely be missed. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you.

~ Eilene Kondysar, Williamsburg, VirginiaContact Me

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to the entire Hoyle family at this time.

 Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309



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Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

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