• Ted Mayr Funeral Home
    Ventura, CA
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Gary Glenn Compton 1949 - 2013
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August 11, 2015
In searching for former Marines I came upon this page. I served with Gary in the Marine Corps. We went through radio school together at San Diego in 1968 and 1969. We were both Aviation Radio Repairmen. Later in 1970 I served with Gary again as his Shotgun rider when we picked up and returned Vietnamese civilian to and from our base at Marble Mountain. I am sorry to see that he is gone.

Semper Fi old buddy.
Gary Rittman
May 09, 2014

My dear Gary, today is your 65th birthday and I find myself missing you more every day. I have additional heartache as this is the first Mothers day with Mom. I feel like this is such a double whammy. I know you would tell me not to be sad but to remember all the good times we shared but the ones with Mom as well. Please give her a big hug for me and tell her how much I miss not only today but every day.
I know you won't be alone as Sam and your parents will be there with you.
Continue to watch over me as I forge ahead with this new life without you.
Love you now and forever.
February 23, 2014
2-22-13 to 2-22-14

Well Gary it has been year since you left us so suddenly. I miss you more and more as each day passes. A day does not go by that I don't wish for one more hug, one more kiss and one more talk. I have learned to not be afraid to try new adventures, enjoy every day and pay it foward when ever I can. Continue to watch over me as I learn to navigate this journey called life without you. Love you forever and ever.
February 22, 2014
One year ago today, you went away. Gone but not forgotten. Until we see you again my friend...
September 18, 2013
You were a great friend to my father Charlie Brown. I remember all the times you two would laugh and spend time together. Please give him a hug for me. My prayers go out to your family.
September 11, 2013
Hey Gary,

So in the last 6 months so much has changed. First you left us unexpectedly and then just three weeks ago Mom left us as well. I hope that you were there waiting for her with a cigarette. You know how much she enjoyed smoking with you.
The day she passed I saw two white butterflies in the backyard and thought at the time I hope that is not a bad sign that someone was going to be with you soon. Sure enough I got the call that day that Mom had suffered a heart attack. Please continue to watch over me, guide me as I now face life without you or my Mom. I miss you both so much. Give Mom a hug for me.

Love you both,
July 09, 2013
Hey Gary,

I took a visit to Prescott last weekend and it was bittersweet. This was a trip we always made together. It was hard to be there without you physically but I knew that you were there in spirit as I saw the white butterfly come by the kitchen window.
My heart aches so much every day as I miss you so much. Watch over me; guide me as I continue to struggle without you.

Love you Always,
June 16, 2013
Happy Father's Day Gary and Glenn, the first time in many years you have spent the day together. I thought of you both so much today. I put a red rosé at your parents grave and made me feel good to know you we're not alone today, Love and miss you both so much.
June 06, 2013
Fourteen years ago today both of our lives changed. We met for the first time for breakfast and as they say the rest is history. You and I were both so nervous but felt instantly comfortable with each other. I knew from that moment you were a keeper. You told me when we met and fell in love you had nothing to offer me but your heart. Gary, you gave me so much more than just your heart. You gave me so much love, made me feel secure and a partner to share everything with. I wish that we had more time together but that was not meant to be. Please watch over me, guide me as I struggle to make a new life without you. Love you always
May 09, 2013
Today would have been your 64th birthday and a reminder of the many firsts we won't be celebrating together. I know that you and Sam are celebrating but you would say "no fuss needed it's just another day".
You card reads:
You are the man that I loved
I loved every little thing about you.
I loved your silly smile, the sound of your voice and the magic in your eyes.
I loved your gentle touch and the warmth I felt by your side.
I loved each and every day once in a life time moments I shared with you.
I loved you yesterday; I love you today and will love you forever.
Happy Birthday

Love Your Dear
April 25, 2013
Oh Gary you and Sam are reunited again but who would have thought it would be soon after your passing. I know that you welcomed him home and you both are trading war stories, having a few beers and some smokes. Remember what i always told you both " You boys have fun but behave yourself and don't drink to much.' Love and Miss you
April 24, 2013
Gary, Damn, we miss you every single day. It's not ever going to be the same without you.
April 23, 2013
It's been two months that you left mom so suddenly, my heart break for her has she miss you so much. Has a great man leaves us to always watch over us I know you two well meet again.
Love always Shane
April 22, 2013
Oh Debbie...although I never knew Gary, reading what people say about him I know he was such a sweetheart. I am so very sorry that you lost the Love of your life.

May the memories you two shared lift your spirits and remember that he is truely in a better place and that you two will join hearts together again someday. When you see a rainbow, an errant butterfly, feel a cool breeze, or see a penny on the ground, know that Gary is smiling down at you. May GOD BLESS you and hold your hand during the tough times ahead.
Love You!
April 22, 2013

Two months ago today that you left us so suddenly. I struggle each day on how to make a life without you. But know that you were loved beyond words and are miseed so much each day.

Who could have guessed
When we began our life together
How entwined we'd become
with thoughts that it would last forever.And still after 14 years
My love for you continues to grow in
many new and different ways.
We shared a special happiness
Life gives to very few!!
March 30, 2013
Time has moved forward, but 'your' Gary is constantly looking over you, my dear friend. He is smiling, so very proud of you, and will always, always, love and watch over you. Indeed, Gary was your rock.
March 25, 2013
Gary, it was one heck of a ride! until We do it again, May the good times flow
March 22, 2013
GARU-----yes that's what i always called you. Today has been 1 month since my world has turned upside down. So many things to do and so many emotions in trying to get everything done, I miss you so much, no one to ask me how my day went or to tuck me in at night. I will love you forever and always.
March 01, 2013
Gary, I remember so many happy times growing up with you. It was always fun being your little sister. I will miss you.
March 01, 2013
Debbie, Shane and family...our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here for you. Gary was a good neighbor and friend. His smile, laugh, personality and cowboy hat will be missed. He was a good ol boy!
February 28, 2013
Gary, this was not how it was suppose to be. I miss you so much already. I.will love you forever and always.

Love you
February 27, 2013
Debbie sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family.
February 27, 2013
Sorry about your lost Debbie

Darryl Christian (Ventura,CA
February 27, 2013
Gary was my buddy for so many years I can't remember not having him in my life. We went through so many different stages in our time together. Not having him around to laugh with is a loss I will feel forever. My heart goes out to Deb and all of Gary's family.
February 27, 2013
Debbie, I was shocked and saddend to hear of Gary's passing. May the many wonderful memories you have of Gary carry you through the tough days ahead, and may he rest in peace.
February 26, 2013
Debbie, I want you to know that here in Ohio we share your shock and grief. I hope you feel all the prayers being said on your behave and that they are helping to lift you up during this difficult time.
February 25, 2013
Debbie"Mom" Words cant say how much Gary well be miss.Has a great man leaves us today to go do the lords work, I'll miss our small talks about life and being a dad.I was honored to have him in my life and to show me the little things to do, he will be miss most by me and i know you too, my thoughts and prayers well always be with you has we walk another road together. Love always your Son Shane
February 25, 2013
Debbie, so very sad to hear of Gary's passing. My deepest sympathies to you and the rest of the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. may God bless you and hold you close.
February 25, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss felt by Debbie and all of Gary's family. You will all be in our thoughts and Prayers. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Brian James
February 25, 2013

May God comfort and keep you in this time of bereavement. My deepest and most sinere condolences to you during this time of loss. Please know you are in my prayers.
February 25, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Debbie and all Gary's family. I thank him for his military service to our country. May family, friend, and faith get you through this difficult time.
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