HOYER, Barbara Faye

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Last Name
Given Names
Barbara Faye
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Bethesda, Maryland
Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California 94115
Residence (JT)
Not Known
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Social worker, drama teacher (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1vv); Bus driver
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Social Worker (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-4d); Pre-School Education (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1vv)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“I attended Bethel Lutheran School in Clayton, Missouri with Barbara Faye Hoyer. I knew her when she was in grades 5 through 8 while I was in grades 1 through 4. Her mother was my kindergarden teacher and one of my favorite teachers ever. My parents, were friends with hers. I remember Barbara as being a happy, positive, kind hearted, intelligent and beautiful person. Being about 5 years younger, I looked up to her as being someone I could trust. She looked a lot like her mother - same eyes. It's difficult for me to understand why she got involved with Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. I was deeply saddened to learn of this tragedy and her death. I hope to see her in heaven. ” - Anonymous

“Barbara was in my graduation class at college. I served meals at her dorm as a work grant recipient. She always said "Hi!" Her dad was a professor at my seminary. I wish all who grieve her loss a measure of peace in the midst of an uncomprehendable tragedy. ” - Rev. Allen W. Belanger