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Jack Compton

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Jack Compton was born July 13, 1949 in Tucson, Arizona to Orville and Betty Compton. He passed away September 21, 2018 in Las Cruces, New Mexico following a brief illness.

Jack grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, he graduated from Goddard High School in 1967 and attended New Mexico Military Institute. He was an avid sports fan, especially college basketball, he loved listening to music, was a car enthusiast, and a fisherman. He played a mean game of dominoes, was quite the croquette player, and could pitch a horseshoe better than anyone. Jack was quite the fashionista wearing Hawaiian print shirts year round.

Jack’s many adventures lead him to all parts of the United States, Mexico and Canada. He moved to Wyoming in the early 70’s to work construction. He lived in Wyoming on and off eventually settling in Pinedale. There he built a home, enjoyed floating the rivers, occasionally engaging in shenanigans and made friendships that lasted a lifetime.

Jack and his partner Patty Lovato decided winters were better in New Mexico and permanently moved to Las Cruces in 2015. They enjoyed the sunshine, the southwest and the authentic Mexican food.

Friends will remember Jack for many reasons and everyone has a “Jack Story”. His quick wit and his sense of humor will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

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Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Compton.

There will be no services per Jack’s request. At a later date his ashes will be scattered down the Green River where he loved to float and fish in Wyoming.