Sidney Guy Acton
1922 - 2013
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SIDNEY GUY ACTON May 22, 1922 - November 17, 2013 Beloved husband and father and longtime principal of Little Lake School, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Born in Washington,DC, he was the youngest son of Rubin and Lillian Acton. His beloved wife of 65 years, Jane, passed away in 2007. Sidney had eleven children, Penni, Jodi, Scott, Gayle, Kim, Shelley, Chris, Luana, Spunky, Jaime, and Josh; as well as 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Sidney was principal of Little Lake Elementary for over 25 years and retired in the mid 1970's. He was instrumental in starting the first baseball program in the valley back in 1954 and serve as its president for many years. He was elected to the Hemet Youth Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. He worked many years with the Bill Gray Baseball School. Upon retirement, he counseled youth and their families at the Hemet Counseling Center. He and his wife, Jane, lived in Idyllwild for many years and were grand marshalls in their Fourth of July Parade in 2007. He was in the United States Navy and was at the invasion of South France during World War II. After the war, he attended Salem College in West Virginia, received his BA from Whittier College and his MA in Speech Pathology at USC. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. A memorial service is scheduled at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hemet at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 30. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hemet Youth Baseball.

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Published in The Press-Enterprise on Nov. 23, 2013.
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August 24, 2014
Mr. Acton will always live in my heart. He was an integral part of my childhood and his joy, smile and energy are forever imprinted on my heart. Here's to a life well lived!
With love,
Rebecca Covey
December 25, 2013
So sorry to hear about your loss. You all came to my parents house for Christmas one year. I'll never forget how much fun we had at you beach house. Hope the rest of you are doing well. You were blessed by your love of family. My Grandmother, Alice Marr Reeder, even let all of you call her grandmother, I got to call her Alice.

Happy memories and God Bless Us One and All,

Heather Cleeland (Arden & Harry's Daughter)
November 27, 2013
A very well loved man in our community. They just don't make them much more dedicated than he was. He truly gave of himself and his smile... it would light up a room! Rest in peace Mr. Acton. You will not be forgotten.
Tracie Wales
November 27, 2013
Sid & Jane were my foster parents in the 70's. They were great parents & loved all their children so much. It was an honor knowing them both. R.I.P. Kerri Fraser Bond
November 26, 2013
I will forever miss you grandpa. You were the best grandparents a kid could ask for. You are forever in my heart. Give grandma and Nick a hug and kiss for me. Love your grand daughter - Angie
Angie Gerstler
November 24, 2013
Nothing but fond memories of Sid. A wonderful man and an example of what a person should be. My condolences to Jodi, Scott, and all the family.
Mark Crow
November 23, 2013
Great Man!! Caring, giving, loving!!
Little Lake Student from early 70's.
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