Compton, Ralph Standferd

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Ralph Standferd Compton was born on November 14, 1936, in Blacksburg, Va., and died on Sunday, October 21, 2010, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Sturdevant Compton; sons, Steve Compton and Gary Compton; stepson, Jared Lee; daughter, Jill Loy; stepdaughter, Rachael Lee Pedersen; adoring grandchildren, Bailey Compton, Tyler Compton, Jay Loy, Collin Leuthold, Delaney Compton, Jasmine Compton, Evelynne Lee, and Elsie Lee; brother, Don Compton; and sister, Jenny Burrowbridge.

Ralph had such a love for life and passion for his volunteer work at the Granite Reef Senior Center Peer Counseling Group and the Scottsdale Senior Center’s Men’s Group. He was our loving protector! All of us who’s lives have been touched by Ralph, will dearly miss him.

A visitation was held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85251.