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Obituary: Joy and Mike Hughes

Joy and Mike Hughes

Joy and Mike Hughes

Gunsite Academy lost two of their family members on Oct. 4, 2013. Joy and Mike Hughes, residents of Paulden, Ariz., and Denver, Colo., were killed in a tragic plane accident.

Mike was a rangemaster at Gunsite since 1991. He was a retired lieutenant from the Denver Police Department, as well as a retired major from the U.S. Army Reserves.

Mike was preceded in death by his son, Cole. He is survived by his parents, Ron and Carolyn Hughes; brothers, Terry and Jay Hughes; and sister, Cathy Hughes.

Joy McNaughton Hughes was a dear and beloved friend to everyone she met. She was a member of the Prescott Mountain Top Quilters Guild and the Republican Women of Prescott.

Joy is survived by her brothers, Kent McNaughton and Brian McNaughton; and her sister, Valerie McNaughton.

Joy and Mike had been married for 12 years in April. They were best friends.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 2013, at Gunsite Academy. The service is open to all friends and family.

Please visit to sign their guestbook.

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