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Luke T. Hoyer



02/14/2018, PARKLAND, FL, U.S.A.

Luke Thomas Hoyer was 15 years old. On February 14, 2018 Luke was shot and killed during the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Luke was born in Louisville, CO on October 25, 2002. He was a young man with simple tastes: basketball, video games, chicken nuggets and anything sweet. He loved his family, his dogs and his friends.

Gena Hoyer describes her son as always happy and always smiling. “And he had such a big heart. He put others’ feelings before his.”

“Luke was really quiet, but he didn’t have to say much for people to gravitate to him,” said his sister, Abby. “He wasn’t an attention seeker, but he paid attention and listened and remembered things. He was a warm, kind soul whose smile lit up the room even if he didn’t say a word. His silence spoke volumes.”

His smile and good nature will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him. We will continue to feel his presence in our hearts and souls. He will always be our Lukey-Bear. Surviving Luke are his loving parents Thomas and Gena Stroud Hoyer, sister Abby, brother Jake, many family members and friends.

“His friends have been playing basketball games to honor Luke’s memory,” Gena Hoyer explained. “The other day his friend, Alex, said that while they were playing, a woman came over to them and told them to tell me how grateful she was to Luke—because Luke would play basketball with her 10-year-old autistic son when no one else would. Luke never said a word about it.”


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