Royce Lanier Brookshier 91 of Idaho Falls, formerly of Shelley, ID. passed away 12/12/2022 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Royce was born 12/24/1930 in Healdton, Oklahoma the son of Ovid and Minnie Brookshier. Royce grew up in Healdton and graduated from Healdton High School in 1948. During high school he met his future wife, Anna Ruth Howe and married her in 1950 in Gainsville, Texas. Together they raised a son, Alan, born in 1951.
After various jobs, Royce entered Oklahoma State University in 1954 graduating as a Mechanical Engineer in 1958. He worked with various companies, working on missles and missle silos, Gemini and Apollo space craft and finally nuclear programs with Westinghouse at INL and Hanford and lastly with Argonne at INL, retiring in 1996.
They lived in the Shelley area for 45 years before moving to Fairwinds Sand Creek, senior living facility, in Idaho Falls on July of 2021.
He is survived by his son, Alan Brookshier (Peggy), grandson Mark Brookshier, his brother Randol Brookshier and nephews and nieces.
He is preceeded in death by his wife Anna Ruth, his parents, brothers Taylor, Donald, Ralph and sister Selma June.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.BuckMurphy.com