Leslie Sig Anderson

July 2, 1935October 12, 2011


Leslie Anderson

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


  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 16, 2011

Leslie Sig Anderson

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November 7, 2011

Les and I went through USAF pilot training together in 1955. We shared some happy times then and later. He was a good man and a good friend. I will miss him. Bob Arnold, Denver, CO

Bob Watson

November 1, 2011

Godspeed Les, from a fellow USAF pilot training classmate. And thanks for your help in keeping track of the troops from class 56-S for the past 56 years. We'll miss you at the next reunion.

Barry Brannan

November 1, 2011

Les and I met in USAF pilot training in 1955. I lived in central California and he lived in the Los Angeles area. We drove from Georgia to California in 1956 in 48 hours. I later crossed paths with Les in Fresno when we were both the in Calif Air National Guard. I flew for a different airline but we hooked up after we retired and Les was our go to guy for our class reunions. I knew he was failing but didn't know how sick he was. A good guy

Wenona Utter

October 19, 2011

Les was one of the kindest people we knew. We will miss him at our family gatherings. Love, Glenn & Wenona Utter

Troy Leach

October 18, 2011

My prayers go out to Les's family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his church family at Grace. Until we meet again.. The Leach Family.