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Mike Bolton

September 6, 1951 — March 2, 2024

Mike Bolton

September 6, 1951 — March 2, 2024

Mike R. Bolton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away March 2, 2024, at the age of 72. His cherished daughter, Becky, was by his side.  

Son of the late Merrill & Georgia Bolton, Mike was a proud Burbank resident for much of his life. His father, Merrill, worked as Lockheed’s Union Secretary for many years throughout Mike’s childhood. 

Mike attended Bret Harte Elementary, Luther Middle School, and John Burroughs High School. He went on to study at Los Angeles Valley College, and upon completion, served in the US Air Force, stationed at Beale Air Force Base. 

After returning to Burbank, he became a Shaklee Rep, quickly becoming an expert on Vitamins and Shaklee cleaning products.  

Mike became a founding member of Burbank Neighborhood Radio Watch - a citizens group of CB enthusiasts that assisted the city with several functions. These included Park Patrol, Burbank on Parade, and The July 4th festival at McCambridge Park, as well as being a mobile canteen for the Burbank Fire Dept.  

Among Mike’s other exciting careers was Freelance (Stringer) Photographer for the Burbank Daily Review. He pursued this creative outlet for many years, having numerous front page, sports, and feature pictures published. 

Mike went to work for The Burbank Studios (currently Warner Bros.) as a Security Officer. He worked hard to climb the ladder and eventually found himself with a promotion to the rank of Sergeant, taking over the Traffic Division. 

In 1979 Mike left the studios for a position as a Security Officer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. His position at Lockheed required him to have Classified Security Clearance which he maintained his career at Lockheed. Mike fit the job perfectly. He worked posts, guard houses, and their dispatch center, finally taking a position in their Alarms division working at all their locations for 35 years. He retired in 2014.  
 
Mike and his beloved wife Debbie shared a deep and meaningful passion for dogs. They were Seeing Eye Dog Fosters for many years and parented many seeing eye dog graduates. Mike learned dog training from the best and he trained hundreds of dogs for clients and friends throughout the years. His company was called Mike Bolton the Dog Trainer. 

Mike’s wife Debbie passed away in June of 1999, followed by his daughter Denise in December of 2019. He leaves behind his daughter Becky of Rancho Cucamonga and 2 grandchildren Chase and Hunter. 
 
Memorial Services for Mike will be held April 20th at Noon at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills. 

With a reception to follow in his old Ontario Street neighborhood.  

 

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Funeral Service of Mike Bolton

Saturday, April 20, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills - Old North Church

6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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