In Memoriam: Roger Acton


A60-PIC-obit-Roger-ActonRoger Leslie Acton, a longtime member of the Canyon Lake community, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was 91 years old.

Roger was born in Newman, California on October 13, 1924. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Philippines and New Guinea during WWII. He and his wife, Wanda Lee Acton, purchased their Canyon Lake lot in 1969 and built their home in 1972.

Roger served with Wanda as co-president of the Twirlers and as a volunteer at Menifee Valley Hospital. Roger also was a charter member of Canyon Lake Community Church and served as an elder.

Roger worked for more than 30 years as a frame man for AT&T. After retiring from the telephone company, he enjoyed working as a substitute classroom aid for Lake Elsinore Unified School District. His favorite pasttimes were operating his ham radio, fishing, swimming and his sailboat. He also enjoyed building things and being a handyman around the house.

More than anything, Roger loved his family and especially the nearly 70 years he shared with his bride, Wanda. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Leslie Acton, mother, Garnet Myrl Acton, and son, Douglas Eugene Acton.

He is survived by his widow, Wanda Lee Acton of Canyon Lake, his daughter Robbin (Rick) Bouslog of Canyon Lake, and his son Barry Acton (Jane) of Orange. He also is survived by grandsons, Sam Morrow of Vancouver, Washington, Israel Morrow (Patricia) of Canyon Lake, and Jeffrey Acton of Orange; and a granddaughter, Summer Bouslog of Seal Beach. Roger had seven great-grandchildren.