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Marian Ruddel Hoyle, of Williamsburg, died on April 20, 2015, ultimately succumbing at the end of a courageous and gracious battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 72.
Marian was born in Washington in 1942 to Frieda Grebel Ruddel and Soloman Ruddel and grew up in Arlington. 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. Later she earned a a master’s 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 at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. 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 Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185; the Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601; or any charity of one’s choice.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.
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