Daniel Louis Hoyrup and Mary Virginia Hoyrup
Mary Virginia Hoyrup; loving mother and grandmother passed away from a broken heart the morning of February 28th, 2019, following the passing of the love of her life and husband of 64 years Daniel Louis Hoyrup. Daniel passed away the morning of February 9, 2019 surrounded by family
Mary Virginia Long Hoyrup was born June 17, 1929 in Divide, Montana to Elizabeth Dillon Long and John William Long. Mary was raised in Dewey, Montana attending a one room school house until the 8th grade. She moved to Dillon, Montana and graduated Valedictorian from Beaverhead County High School in 1947. After high school, she attended Western Montana Normal College earning her Teaching Certificate. She taught grade school in St Ignatius, Montana and Drummond, Montana.
Daniel Louis Hoyrup was born October 16, 1924 in Dillon Montana to Lucille Langdorf and Fredrick Clifford Hoyrup. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 during World War II completing his boot camp at the U.S. Naval Training Center in Farragut, Idaho and served as an Armed Guard on the SS Thomas Power, the SS Cape Mears, and did tug boat duty in the South Pacific. He earned the Pacific-Asia Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He earned his honorable discharge on May 21, 1946, returning to Dillon, Montana where he graduated from Beaverhead County High School and attended Montana State Normal College. After college he started his career working for the R.E.A. for several years and then the telephone company. He continued working for Mountain Bell, U.S. West and Qwest for 35 years, retiring in March of 1985, continuing as a retired 65-year member of the I.B.E.W.
Daniel and Mary met during their high school years becoming life long soul mates. They were married on August 7, 1954 at the Saint Rose of Lima Church in Dillon, Montana. Out of this union came their three children; John (Phyllis), Diane (Al) Haviland and Catherine (Shawn) Toney; five grandchildren; Michael (Miranda), Laura (Jeremy), Catherine (Caleb), Kevin (Kelsey) and Daniel (Sheynne); and four great grandchildren; Zoey, James, Oaklee, Clara and one more on the way.
Mary enjoyed taking care of her family and many friends. She spent many hours volunteering with the Girl Scouts, the American Red Cross and the St Helena Cathedral. She bowled on the Barnes Jewelry Team from 1987 until the time of her death bowling with her daughter Catherine. She enjoyed playing bridge and played for over 50 years making many great friends.
Daniel enjoyed volunteering with the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the Explorer Scouts and the Montana Military Museum at Fort Harrison; he was also a member of the Military Affairs Committee.
Dan and Mary enjoyed, bowling, golfing, traveling, snowmobiling, camping and spending time with family and friends.
One service for Dan and Mary will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday May 9th, 2019 at the St Helena Cathedral, 530 N Ewing St, Helena, MT 59601. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in the honor of Dan are suggested to the Fort William Henry Harrison Museum Foundation, PO Box 125 Fort Harrison, MT 59636. Memorials in honor of Mary are suggested to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, P.O. Box 4455, Helena, MT 59604, Pad for Paws Foundation P.O. Box 287 Helena, MT 59624, or the Wild Cat Sanctuary, 1946 CR 53 Keenesburg, CO 80643. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Dan and Mary.