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Laquitta "Kit" Hoeft

August 1, 1936 ~ December 20, 2021 (age 85)


Laquitta (Kit) Beauton Gladney Hoeft passed into Heaven December 20, 2021. Kit was born the oldest of 5 children to Bert and Leona Gladney in Wellington, Texas on August 1, 1936. She traveled with her family to the George Canyon area south of Pendleton where she met and married the love of her life, Charles Elwood Hoeft. Kit and Charles were married July 3, 1954 prior to her final year of high school. Kit graduated from Pendleton High School as Laquitta Hoeft in 1955. Kit and Charles enjoyed 64 years together where they raised 4 children. Kit was a farm wife who worked at “off-the-farm” jobs as a receptionist, realtor and for the Oregon Agricultural Statistics Service, however her biggest job evolved around their kid’s activities and volunteerism as a 4-H leader, fair barn superintendent, assisting school teachers in the classroom and for the Pendleton Round-up. Kit enjoyed being a part of the Umatilla County Homemakers Group, playing Bridge and traveling with Charles “to see the country” for years prior to settling in the Whetstone area of southern Arizona. Kit was preceded in Death by her loving husband Charles, daughter Charlotte, parents, and brother Michael Gladney. She is survived by daughter Debra Nordheim (John), sons Mike Hoeft (Karen), Aaron Hoeft (Jaci) and son-in-law Larry Portouw (Charlotte); 8 Grandchildren Carla Thorson (John), Jeffery Portouw (Yeen Kie), Mindy Puller (Sam), Laura Rowan (Kyle), Cody Nordheim (Ingrid), Logan Hoeft (Christal), Michaela Nordheim and Connor Hoeft ;7 Greatgrandchildren Charles and Garrett Thorson, Andrenna and Tell Puller, Hanna Nordheim, Olivia Portouw and Savannah Hoeft and brothers John and Sam Gladney and sister Charlene Foster. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Janurary 15, 2022 – 10:00 am at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Followed by Burial at Skyview Memorial Park. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Good Samaritan Quiburi Mission, 850 S. State Highway 80, Benson AZ 85602.

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Funeral Service
January 15, 2022

10:00 AM
Burns Mortuary of Pendleton


Skyview Memorial Park, Oregon, Pendleton

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