Les passed away at home on October 12th after a battle with prostate cancer.
He was a native Californian born July 2, 1935 in Los Angeles. After high school Les earned a business degree from L.A. City College. He joined the Air Force in 1956 as a fighter pilot. He was stationed in Okinawa. His bride to be, Shirley Billups, flew to Okinawa where they were married on Dec 22, 1956. Les was honorably discharged as a 1st Lt., at which time they returned to the U.S. and opened a toy store in Fullerton, California.
He still had a passion for flying and landed a job as a Navigator for a major airline, TWA in 1963. He retired in 1995 as a Captain.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Shirley Anderson. He has 2 children, Judy Marquez and her husband Ben Marquez and a son Paul Anderson and his wife Jackie Anderson. He has 5 grandchildren, Luke, Jake, Brittany, Dwayne, and B.J.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for Les on Sunday October 16 at Grace Lutheran Church at 6190 Telephone Rd. in Ventura at 2pm.
Arrangements by Charles Carroll Funeral Home (805) 642-8134