Charles and Dolores Hoyt celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary during a reception given in their honor at Grace Foursquare Church on Jan. 27, 2013. At the celebration, there was a slide show featuring pictures of events throughout their lives and a table displaying memorabilia.
Dolores and Charles met at Whitworth College (now university) in Spokane, and became engaged their senior year. Three days after graduation, Charles was inducted into the Army. He served four years, two of them in the European Theater in the 1375th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company, which installed the gasoline distribution lines across France and Germany.
After his term of service was completed, he enrolled in the graduate program for organic chemistry research at the University of Illinois, Urbana. He was hired as a research chemist for the newly formed chemical research department at Crown Zellerbach, a position he held for 34 years.
Dolores also held various positions commensurate with her degree in chemistry and biology. Among them were positions with the central research department of Edgewood Arsenal Maryland and the Multnomah County Bureau of Health in Portland, Ore.
The Hoyt’s had two children, Marilyn and the late Howard Hoyt. After graduating from high school, both Marilyn and Howard pursued further education and became professionals in their respective fields. Marilyn lives in New York with her husband, Dr. Dan Wharton. They have four children and four grandchildren.
Charles and Dolores have found Camas to be a wonderful place to live and raise their family. The opportunities to be involved in church and community activities have made their lives fulfilling.