We mournfully share the news of the passing of Lyle Robert Saxton loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and friend. He was an exceptional planner and organizer, with built-in leadership qualities that skillfully taught and guided his family and community. A clever entrepreneur, avid mountain biker, sneaky tennis player, and devout religious leader, he dedicated his life to serving those around him. His life was a beautiful tapestry woven with threads of faith, community service, enterprising prosperity, and a fervor for challenging uphill bike rides.
Born on November 22, 1942 to Bette and Lyle Saxton, he was a beacon of hope and inspiration. His innovative spirit led him to establish many successful businesses, one of which was the largest manufactured housing division in the western United States. He not only provided jobs for many in the community but also contributed significantly to the local economy. His business acumen was matched only by his dedication to serving his community and his church.
He found solace and inspiration in the great outdoors, sweating as he climbed Smithfield Canyon on his mountain bike where he also rode as a child, fishing pole in hand. His love for biking was infectious, inspiring his children and grandchildren to take up the sport where they enjoyed reunions biking in the mountains of Deer Valley each summer. His passion for tennis sparked the idea to build the Sports Academy and Racquet Club in North Logan.
As a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a Bishop, in the Stake Presidency, and as a temple ordinance worker. His faith was unwavering, and his dedication to his church was inspirational to his ward and stake members. He was always ready to lend a listening ear and offer words of wisdom. He gave time and resources to the Sunshine Terrace Foundation serving on the Board from 1999-2009 where he was given the Lifetime Membership Award. His legacy will live on in the many lives he touched, the businesses he built, and the community he served. His life was a testament to his belief in service, hard work, and faith.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Herb & Maggie Saxton, Roy and Fame Whitt, parents Beth & Lyle Saxton, sister Autumn Cottle, daughter Tiffany Miller, and daughter-in-law Andi Saxton.
He is survived by his three siblings, beautiful wife Annette Griffin Saxton (Newton), their children and grandchildren. Their oldest daughter is Tiffany (deceased) married to Dave Miller with daughters Mackenzie and Marissa. Their second oldest daughter is Michelle (Richard Blunck) aunt and uncle extraordinaire; son Cort married to Andi (deceased) having two daughters, Ellee (married to Ty) and Kate; their third daughter is Heather Maughan married to Josh with 3 boys Justice, Isaac (married to Ali) and Harrison; fourth daughter Kimberly Checketts married to Andy with their three children Ava, Tagg and Ollie. Bob guided and lead his family providing nurturing holidays and well-planned vacations.
Two viewings will be held with the first being this Sunday, November 5th, from 4-6 pm at Allen-Hall Mortuary, located at 34 E. Center St. in Logan. The next viewing will take place prior to the funeral on Monday, November 6th, from 10:30-11:30 am, followed by formal services at Noon at the Smithfield Stake Center, situated at 600 East 120 South. Graveside service to follow at the Smithfield cemetery.
Funeral services will be livestreamed and can be viewed by clicking the link below (passcode: Saxton)
Thank you Robert for making all of our lives a little better and a little easier.