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Deborah Hoyt passed away Nov. 10, 2006. She was born July 10, 1953 in Williamsport, Pa. She moved several times during her early childhood, living in San Diego, Calif., Las Cruses, N.M. and Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif. before finally moving to Buena Park, Calif., where she spent most of her years growing up. After high school she attended Sawyer Business College where she developed her secretarial skills. She then became an independent adult.

In 1975 she met Brian Hoyt, the "Love of her Life." They instantly became a couple and were wed in Anaheim, Calif., on July 30, 1977. They resided in Huntington Beach, Calif., until February 1991, when they moved to Park City. Deborah’s love for the mountains as well as her desire to ensure a safe, "quality" upbringing for her children prompted the move.

Deborah has numerous friends in Park City. She took charge of the water aerobics program at the Silver Mountain Sports Club in 1993 and it grew to include dozens of regulars. Everyone who attended was made to feel included as a Water Babe, as she called them. This group held numerous social gatherings each year celebrating birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. In addition to this core group of friends, Deborah formed strong bonds with her neighbors and was a part of tennis, golf, and bunko groups.

She supported The Friends of the Library and worked with others during such events as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Deborah was a friend’s friend, someone who always tried to make others feel special. She always put the needs of others first.

Deborah is survived by her loving, life partner Brian, her two wonderful children, Jordan and Chelsea, as well as her younger sister, Julie and her mother and father, Mary Briedinger and Bill Deitrick. She was predeceased by her brother Billy.

A memorial service will today, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m., at the Park City Community Church, S.R. 224 and Bear Hollow Drive.

Donations in her name may be made to Image Reborn Foundation. For more information, call 658-1715; e-mail or vist

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