Real Axline, Civic Activist, Dies at 85


Rea A. Axline, a retired executive and activist in civic and charitable causes, has died after a long illness. The 85-year-old Rancho Santa Fe man was a member of the San Diego Zoological Society’s finance committee.

Axline was also active in the arts. He was a life trustee of the San Diego Museum of Art and a financial adviser to the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Axline was also a board member of the Scripps Memorial Hospital Foundation and trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation.

For the record:

12:00 a.m. Nov. 4, 1992 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday November 4, 1992 San Diego County Edition Metro Part B Page 2 Column 2 Metro Desk 2 inches; 41 words Type of Material: Correction
Axline obituary--The name of Rea A. Axline was misspelled in a headline in Tuesday’s edition. In addition, the obituary failed to mention that there will be no services. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Axline’s memory to the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

He is survived by his wife, Lela (Jackie), and a niece, Joan C. Eckart of San Francisco.


A native of Albion, Ida., Axline attended UC Berkeley and the U. S. Naval Academy. He received a graduate degree from the California Institute of Technology.