Royce began his love of libraries from Mrs. Jacobs in 3rd grade. She knew he was struggling with reading, and took her own time to encourage him. By the end of elementary school, he had read every book in the school library.
He has been a woodcarver since 1984 and is co-owner of Studio on 5th in downtown Madras. Beginning in 2003 he has served on the City Council, and as Mayor from 2014 - 2018, including during the Great Solar Eclipse! He currently serves as Chairman of the Airport Commission. Royce was elected to the JCLD Board of Directors in 2019.
Formerly he served in the Air Force and Army for 30 years. In 1992 he graduated from Linfield Nursing School and worked for IHS on Reservations in the SW and at Warm Springs until retirement in 2006.
Royce has lived in Madras since 1998. He and his wife, Judy have 3 four-footed- furry- friends in their home. 🐾🐾🐾