In Memoriam: Elizabeth Hoy (April 5, 1955 – July 12, 2022)

July 2022 Posted in Obituary

Elizabeth Hoy

Elizabeth (Beth) Fay Hoy died July 12, 2022, at her residence in Salem, Oregon surrounded by family. She courageously fought cancer for years.

Beth was born in Silverton, Oregon to Robert and Juanita Mallorie on April 5, 1955. She attended Silverton schools along with Mt. Hood Community College and Central Washington University where she graduated with a Music degree in 1978.  Beth married Howard Hoy in 1988 but they divorced after more than 10 years of marriage.

After school one of Beth’s first jobs was at a radio station in Eugene, Oregon.  She was known as the cloud girl and would give daily reports of the weather conditions on the radio along with working on the business side of the radio station.  Beth had an entrepreneurial spirit and was very tech savvy being one of the first people to own a home computer in the early 1980s.  She loved to read and was self-taught in many of her endeavors. She developed the technical skills to create computer software.  She created and marketed computer software that a veterinarian clinic could use to manage the care of their animals called “Dogs on Discs”.  Her entrepreneurial spirit took her into many technological endeavors involving the computer aspects  for various businesses and connecting them to the internet. Her love of plants eventually led to her founding 3 B’s (Birds, Butterflies, and Bees) Nursery in Silverton.  She enjoyed doing needle point and knitting.  She had faith in God and Jesus Christ and was baptized a Christian.

Beth was a loving best friend to her sisters and the “fun” and “cool” aunt to many of her nieces and nephews. Beth was a champion of the environment and instilled many of her values into her nieces and nephews.  She was an excellent listener, fun to be with, and always offered sound advice. Her family will miss her friendship, love, and wisdom.

Beth’s parents preceded her in death. She is survived by siblings Mary Harland, Teri Kilgus, Rick Mallorie, half-sister Margaret Rennemo, half-brother Rob Mallorie and many nieces and nephews.

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