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SODA SPRINGS - On November 28, as the early morning snow fell from heaven, our most beloved Royce couldn't wait any longer to go make some turns. Although we think he went too soon, he was able to squeeze several lifetimes into his 48 years.
He brought to the world a great passion for the quiet outdoor places where few people venture. He climbed mountains, skied the backcountry, kayaked rivers, and hunted with a traditional longbow. The rope tow he built, his hut on Sherman and the hippy van are only a few ways he taught us that if you work hard enough, any idea or dream can become reality.
At the base of the Tetons, Royce M. Brown was born July 15, 1962, to Roy and Rella Brown in Driggs, Idaho. He spent most of his life in Soda Springs.
In 1980, he married his best friend and true love, Pamela Wilcox. Royce and Pam's most important adventure was becoming parents to Ashly, Brady, and Jaclyn. Their most precious time as a family was spent on wild adventures avoiding crowds and forging their own paths. He loved being a dad and was the most amazing grandpa.
Royce supported his family and outdoor habits as co-owner of the Quik Stop and as an employee of UPS. During summers, he also worked at the family ranch in Wayan.
We are comforted knowing that Royce can forever enjoy peaceful forests and deep powder with the most amazing view from above …
He will be deeply missed and remembered by his wife, Pam; children, Ashly, Brady (Jessica), Jaclyn (Don-Michael); grandkids, Tate, Elley, Campbell Kate, Chloe; parents, Roy and Rella Brown; in-laws, Blynn and Karen Wilcox; sisters, Jodi (Glynn) Bennion, Natalie (Dan) Morgan; brothers-in-law, Neil (Theresa) Wilcox, Scott (Karry) Wilcox; sister-in-law, Tracy (Rich) Finken; Grandma Verla Brown; family, and friends.
We will be celebrating Royce's life on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the LDS Stake Center in Soda Springs, 290 S. 300 W. The family will meet with friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stake Center and Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Soda Springs City Library.
Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.simsfh.com.
Published in Idaho State Journal from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2010