Joyce Kay (Eaquinta) Hughes

June 20, 1947February 17, 2021

Joyce Kay Eaquinta Hughes passed away on February 17, 2021. She is survived by children Stephanie Hughes Livsey (Clark Livsey), Steven Hughes, Douglas Hughes and Jackie Carrington, grand-children Brooks, Spencer, Rhett, Mailee, Olivia, Sage and Carson and sister Diane Clauson. She was preceded in death by her father Carl Eaquinta and mother Verna Parry. Born in Price, Utah on June 20, 1947, Joyce spent her youth in Salt Lake City and Price creating many wonderful memories with her numerous cousins. She graduated from Skyline HS in Salt Lake in 1965 where she was named a Deseret News Sterling Scholar in Business/Clerical. Following high school, she attended BYU where she received her Associates Degree and where she met Brent Hughes with whom she had four children. They later divorced. In 2000 she married Lyndon Saxton. They enjoyed two happy years together before he passed away. A highlight of Mom’s professional life was working as a secretary for President David O. McKay. She later worked for the US Postal Service and finished her career with the Ogden Police Dept. Joyce made lasting friendships wherever she worked and cherished those relationships. Those left behind will miss “going to lunch” and her listening ear in times of trouble. Mom used her quick wit to write memorable poems for her family and friends. She also used her writing skills to publish a monthly newsletter at the Seville Retirement Center in Orem, Utah where she spent her final years. She loved her friends at the Seville and left an impact on them with her infectious personality and charitable ways. A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mom loved the Gospel and lived her life to serve others, especially her children and grand-children whom she dearly loved. They were the crown jewels of her life. Services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary in Salt Lake City, Utah Sunday February 21,2021 Viewing 6-8 pm Monday February 22, 2021 Graveside Service 11:00 am To see a live stream of the service, please visit


  • Carl Eaquinta and Verna Parry, Parents (deceased)
  • Lyndon Saxton, Husband (deceased)
  • Stephanie Hughes Livsey (Clark Livsey), Daughter
  • Steven Hughes, Son
  • Douglas Hughes, Son
  • Jackie Carrington, Daughter
  • Brooks, Spencer, Rhett, Mailee, Olivia, Sage and Carson, Grandchildren
  • She leaves behind many cherished family and friends.

  • Brooks Livsey , Pallbearer
  • Clark Livsey , Pallbearer
  • Spencer Livsey, Pallbearer
  • Douglas Hughes , Pallbearer
  • Carson Carrington, Pallbearer
  • Steven Hughes , Pallbearer
  • Rhett Hughes, Pallbearer


  • Evening Viewing

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Monday, February 22, 2021



Joyce Kay (Eaquinta) Hughes

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Ginger Leishman

February 22, 2021

I don't think I ever had the chance to meet Joyce in person, but I know her example lives on in her wonderful and strong daughter, Jackie. I love you Jackie and am sending you hugs and love.