Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Jeff & Kathryn Hoyt

Serving grieving families has been an interest of proprietor Jeff Hoyt’s for a long time. Close family friends owned funeral homes that he often visited as a young child; then job shadowing at a Beaverton mortuary in high school sparked his interest again. Jeff decided to pursue a career in the funeral industry while studying premed at the University of Oregon in the late 70’s. He apprenticed at the Beaverton mortuary – Pegg, Paxson, and Spring Chapel – before attending the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.

After earning his license, Jeff worked at the funeral homes he knew from his youth in Puyallup, Washington. Returning to Oregon, he managed the Fuiten Mortuaries before purchasing the Forest Grove and Vernonia chapels in 1992. He bought the Forest Grove Memorial Chapel four years later.

Jeff is a member of Vernonia Memorial Cemetery Beautification Committee, Forest Grove Rotary Club, and the Forest Grove Elks Lodge.

Jeff’s wife, Kathryn, was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to Oregon after living in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Phoenix. Kathryn is the Human Resources Director for a private non-profit organization in downtown Portland. The couple’s pastimes include spending time on the river with their family, friends, and neighbors, traveling, hiking, volunteering with the Humane Society, and caring for their dog Roma.

Chris, Jeff’s oldest son has decided after working in the funeral business for many years, to pursue other career avenues. Greg is following his father’s career path, having completed the Mortuary Science Program at Mt. Hood Community College and is a fully licensed Funeral Director working together with his father.



Greg Hoyt

Greg Hoyt was born in Hillsboro and raised in Forest Grove. After graduating from Forest Grove High School he completed his apprenticeship program at Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt and graduated from the Mortuary Science Program at Mt. Hood Community College.

His favorite pastimes include skiing, golfing and spending time with his sons. Greg is currently employed in the funeral industry in Turlock, California.



Reva Long Marchant

Reva was born in Brigham City, Utah and raised near the Vernonia, Oregon community. She attended Scofield Grade School and graduated from Banks Union High School. Reva’s careers have always been in service related areas. After retiring from a vending and food service company in Portland, Oregon, she has been a caregiver to the elderly. Reva loves working in the funeral industry and feels that the years spent as a caregiver has prepared her for this type of work.

Reva has many interests, among them is genealogy. She has been keeping records for her large family for several years. Reva is also an avid Dutch oven cooker and enjoys sharing that interest with family and friends. Reva loves cooking for large groups and greatly enjoys canning and preserving fruits, vegetables and jams.



Tom Johnston-In Memorium
March 9, 1946 - October 14, 2019

Tom was born in Forest Grove and has spent most of his life in the area, having been a graduate with the Forest Grove High School Class of 1964. He was a graduate from Blue Mountain Community College in 1971 as Student Body President with a Degree in Police Science. His family settled in Champoeg Creek in 1850.

In 1977, Tom married Raean Vandehey at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Forest Grove. They have three adult children, Sara Marshall, Lindsey Carron and Matt Johnston.

In 2001 Tom retired from the Forest Grove Police Department after over 30 years of service. From 2001-2009 he was the Student Supervisor at the Forest Grove High School. In 2002 Tom ran for the Forest Grove City Council and won, Tom is now the Council President.

He also serves on the League of Oregon Cities Finance and Taxation Policy Board, The Governors Interoperability Executive Council, the Broad Band Sub-Committee, The Leagues Conference Planning Committee, Washington County Public Safety Coordinating Council, serving as Chairman Twice, the Vice Chair on Washington County Consolidated Communications Call Center.

Tom has been a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for 39 years and a charter member of the Forest Grove Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #2440, having been the past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. He is also a member of the Cornelius Eagles Lodge, a Life member of the Holbrook Lodge #30, Al Kader Shriners, President of the Daybreak Rotary, Vice Chair of the Forest Grove Urban Renewal District, Board Member of Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce and Liaison to several boards and commissioners.

Tom has been helping people most of his life and working of Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home allows him to continue to help those at a very stressful time in their lives.



Tyler Epperly

Tyler Epperly was born in Portland but lived in Oregon City throughout his youth until moving to Portland with his parents in his early teens. Tyler lived and worked various jobs in Portland until meeting his future wife, Kelela Epperly, on the job in 2007. Fueled by the desire to build a good life for his wife and himself, Tyler made the life changing choice to go back to school and get his degree. He attended Mt. Hood Community College and graduated from the Funeral Service program in 2011. After finishing school Tyler worked for Portland Cremation Center and had the pleasure of working with many funeral directors in Portland and the surrounding cities from Estacada, Oregon to Longview, Washington and many places in-between. Tyler and his wife settled in St. Helens in late 2014. He apprenticed under several well established funeral directors before becoming fully licensed in early 2014. Tyler is looking forward to serving the residents of Forest Grove and being a part of such a wonderful community.




Roma relocated to the Pacific Northwest after being adopted from the Humane Society as an eight-week-old pup. Being half whippet and half lab, Roma is an excellent swimmer and loves to run. Roma’s favorite pastime is jumping off the dock of her floating home to retrieve sticks and swim in the river on sunny days.

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