Roger William Bolton

Roger William Bolton

June 1, 1936 – Dec. 15, 2018

Roger William Bolton, 82, died at his daughter’s home on Dec. 15, 2018.

He passed away peacefully surrounded by three generations of his family and his faithful companion, Cindy Dog, the family wrote.

Formal services will not be held. Family and close friends will gather on the beach near “his little piece of heaven” and spread his ashes next summer.

Roger was born to Willie O. Bolton and Electa O. Sparks, on June 1, 1936 in Weed, California. He married Marcia D. Powers on May 25, 1957 and together they raised four children. Although later they divorced, they remained very close friends.

On Feb. 14, 1993 He married Betty Lichtner and they had 22 happy years together until her passing in 2015.

Roger proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He retired from the Federal Government as a Computer Programmer in 1994. Since retirement he enjoyed life to his fullest with all generations of his family and friends at his home in Homer, and his cabin at MacDonald Spit. He was a self-taught hard worker and was willing to work beside you as he taught you how to get the job done. Roger was a strong, yet humble man, who had great pride in his family.

He passed on in the same way he lived his life, surrounded by the deep love of his family members.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and his wife, Betty.

He is survived by his four children and their spouses; Willie K. Bolton (Sarah) of Lexington Park, Maryland, Thomas E. Bolton (Lorrie) of Coolidge, Georgia, M. Louise Franklin (Biff) of Palmer, Alaska, Valeta D. Bolton (Blake) of Riverton, Utah; his first wife, Marcia D. Bolton of Palmer, Alaska; 12 grandchildren, Daniel, Nancy, Kristy, Janell, Stephanie, Jennifer, Julianne, Miranda, Samantha, Michael, Jessica and Aaron; 14 great-grandchildren; and his dog Cindy Girl; his sister Eunice; and first cousin Velva.

His family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Ancora Home Health and Hospice, by which he was very graciously cared for in his last months. Final arrangements are being made by Wasilla Heritage Chapel.