1958 ~ 2015
(Obituary from Idaho Statesman/Legacy.com on 2/6/15)
Brent Roylance Nokleby was born in Boise, Idaho on October 29, 1958 to Lee Nokleby and Lucille Roylance Nokleby. Brent learned to work hard at a young age. He spent much of his boyhood helping his father at his candy business and delivering papers for his early morning paper route. He was always busy; whether it be making trouble with his brothers, enjoying music, doing experiments with his chemistry set, running the high hurdles, biking, or taking pictures to name a few. He was passionate about many things; especially about the sciences and was greatly influenced by his love of air and space flight.
With all that he enjoyed, his faith was always his first priority. After graduating from Borah High School in 1977, he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paris, France for two years. After returning, he attended Brigham Young University where he met and married his sweetheart, Linda. Together they had their three children: Nicole, Nathan and Camille. He graduated in electrical engineering and worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas and then Raytheon in Tucson, Arizona, specializing in missile guidance.
Brent was constantly joking around. He had a warm smile for everyone and enjoyed talking with friends, family and strangers on the street. He cherished his relationship with God and his family over all else. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his wife and children. He loved to help others and served in various roles in his church throughout his life. He spent the majority of his free time looking for ways he could help members of his congregation, people in his community, his neighbors and friends.
Even after being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2012, he continued to do all he could. He worked full-time for two and a half more years while going through continuous chemo and radiation treatments. Brent loved helping with the boy scouts and teaching the children in his church primary class during this time. He lived his life well and fought hard until his last breath on February 2, 2015.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12 Noon at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City. Friends and family can visit from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.