June 3, 1930 - April 15, 2016
John Hyatt went to be with his LORD on April 15, 2016. John was born June 3, 1930 in Northwood Stoke-on-Trent, England, to Samuel Hyatt and Martha Lambert Hyatt. John worked in a coal mine in England from age 14 to 17; then emigrated to the U.S. with his family, settling in Reading, Pennsylvania.
John enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 26, 1949 even though he wasn’t an American citizen, he was discharged on July 7, 1951. John spent his time in Korea, during the Korean Conflict, including the battle for Chosin Reservoir. Due to the lack of winter uniforms solders years later were diagnosed with neuropathy. John was awarded the Korean Service Medal W/5 Bronze Service Stars, United Actions Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation ROK GO #35 Dated July 4, 1951.
John and his wife Suzanne, moved to Portland Oregon, so John could attend the electrical engineering program. After graduation John went to work for the Bonneville Power Administration and retired from the BPA in June of 1990.
John met Carol L. Reynolds at a square dance lesson in 1984 and they were married on November 8, 1985 in Oregon City, OR making their home in Silverton, OR. John is survived by his wife Carol L. Hyatt, Silverton OR, daughters; Kimberly A. Hyatt, Portland OR, Tamara L. Fischer, La Quinta, CA; stepdaughter Rebecca A. Wilson Lenny, Salem, OR; grandchildren Christopher R. Carstens, Vancouver, WA, Shahale Hunt, Weir, MS, Hannah Fischer,Brentwood, CA Jaxon T. Fischer, La Quinta, CA; sisters Alice Machin, England and Leticia Jarsocrak Eddy, Reading, Pennsylvania. John was proceeded in death by his father, mother; brothers James, Eric and William; sisters Mitilda Noll and May Lackshaw.
John was a loving father and husband. He had a special place in his heart for children; from coaching his daughters’ sports teams to making hundreds of wooden toys that he gave away at Christmas. John helped build habitat For Humanity houses. He also served on the Habitat Board for a time. John was a prayer warrior who had a long list of People he prayed for every night. He and Carol were married 30 years and enjoyed worshiping together.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Silverton 1st Baptist Church, Medical Teams International, Union Gospel Mission, The Gideon’s or a charity of your choice.
John will be cremated with private interment at Willamette National Cemetery. A special thank you to the Willamette Valley Hospice, Kelly, Arlene, Lynette, Diane, Phil and Horacio well done you good and faithful servants. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.