Clifton Eugene Royer, 80, died peacefully, March 29, 2012 at his home in Vancouver, WA. He was born April 3, 1931 in Santa Monica, California to Raymond and Christine Royer. He married Patricia Ann Watson in Santa Monica California on July 15, 1956.
All his schooling was in Santa Monica California from kindergarten (Madison) thru high school (Santa Monica High). He was a member of the Letterman’s club from 1947 to1949. He played baseball as a pitcher for Santa Monica High, and also went on to the American Legion junior baseball league where he was known as the “fireman”.
In 1950 Cliff went into the Army and fought in the Korean War until he was discharged in 1952. After his marriage to Patricia, they had two children, Dennis Royer (deceased) and Stacy Royer Goodstein. The family moved to Chatsworth California and bought a home. Cliff was very active in his children’s lives, Boy scouts, Girl Scout, horseback riding and horse shows. He was a loving husband, a fair and loving father, and a wonderful loving, devoted grandpa, that would do anything to make his family happy.
Cliff worked in the aerospace industry. Space and defense sector for TRW as a senior manufacturing engineer. When he retired in 1990, he and Pat moved to Santa Clara Utah, were he enjoyed golfing, woodworking and oil painting. After the death of Pat, Cliff moved in with his daughter, Stacy, son in law, Ron and grandson, Stephen. They all transplanted themselves to Washington State, where he still did some of his hobbies and added vegetable gardening and cards at the senior center.
Clifton is survived by his daughter, Stacy; her husband, Ron Goodstein; grandson, Stephen; and his nephews, Darren, Lance, Dusty and Doug Royer. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia; son, Dennis; brother, Ronald; and niece, Denise Royer.
There will be no memorial services. Cliff’s wishes are to be cremated and that his ashes be scattered, with those of his wife and son, at the mouth of San Francisco Bay California. He will be sorely missed by all.