The Lusk Herald
December 23, 1976
Josie Hoy dies service Monday
Mary Joanna (Josie ) Hoy, former pioneer resident and business operator, died Dec. 17 at the Goshen County Memorial Hospital in Torrington where she had been a patient for three weeks.
She was born Nov. 8, 1892, in Rogers, Ark., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pollock.
She married James Stanley Hoy, July 25, 1912, in Rogers. They moved to Wyoming in 1916 where they homesteaded south of Lusk in the Rawhide area. In 1946 they moved to Lusk where they operated the Lusk Cold Storage for 5 years before moving to a farm north of Lusk. Mr. and Mrs. Hoy celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, July 25, 1962. They moved to Torrington in 1971.
She was preceded in death by two sons, one daughter, three brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are her widower Stanley of Torrington; two sons, Edward of Jay Em, and Donald of Cheyenne; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Peet Mortuary Chapel with Mark Lohr, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. Minerva Watson, organist, accompanied Mrs. Marilyn Cockreham as she sang "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Beyond The Sunset."
Casket bearers were Calvin Hoy, Billy Rush, Tod Rush, Larry Lamb, Randy Hoy and Lloyd Danall. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery. Memorials are being given to Niobrara County Nursing Home.
Alyce Grace Bonner (October 10, 1919 - January 15, 1999)Lewis Theodore Bonner (September 1, 1910 - April 9, 1994)Lewis Theodore Bonner (July 30, 1938 - December 28, 1958)John Harlan Downing (March 10, 1975 - October 9, 2011)Annabell Hoy (May 17, 1915 - April 2, 1992)Beulah Cole Hoy (October 9, 1917 - March 14, 2011)Catherine Hoy (Date Unknown - February 23, 1936)Donald Lee Hoy (February 4, 1928 - March 14, 2013)Helen Hoy (January 18, 1916 - February 24, 1920)James Edward Hoy (May 30, 1917 - August 30, 1997)James Stanley Hoy (December 14, 1890 - January 11, 1987)Lester Levi Hoy (October 17, 1925 - February 27, 1945)Mabel Grace Hoy (January 15, 1893 - October 14, 1974)Margaret May Hoy (April 25, 1940 - April 25, 1940)Maynard Harley Hoy (November 28, 1911 - July 21, 1981)Phyllis Anna Hoy (January 29, 1930 - May 2, 2016)Richard Keith Hoy (January 15, 1931 - November 5, 2015)Robert Raymond Hoy (September 5, 1919 - June 22, 1952)Robert Wayne Hoy (April 5, 1932 - September 22, 2014)Waldo Harley Hoy (July 14, 1888 - September 20, 1956)Frances S. McCoy (September 13, 1915 - March 3, 1997)Gina H. Ryerson (January 12, 1958 - December 27, 2000)Ione Hoy Turnbull (August 29, 1917 - March 17, 2015)
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