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Barry Compston

1930 - 2013 In Memoriam Condolences
Barry Compston In Memoriam
BARRY ANNAN COMPSTON May 8, 1930 - June 5, 2013 Barry Annan Compston passed away at his home on June 5, 2013. He was 83. Barry is the last to hold the Compston name in Tehama Co. He was the grandson of George & Ida Compston who settled in Richfield in 1914. He was born in Red Bluff to Harold and Louise Fox Compston on May 8, 1930. He graduated from Red Bluff High School with the class of 1948. After graduation he joined the United States Navy for a short time, was honorably discharged, and then enlisted in the US Air Force serving for twenty-eight years. His foreign assignments included Europe, Korea, Japan and Viet Nam. He was honorably discharged as a Senior Master Sergeant July 1976. In 1962 while serving in Japan he married Keiko 'Katy' Sasaki and raised her daughter Shigemi Susie Sasaki as his own daughter. After discharge from the Air Force, Barry and Katy returned to Red Bluff. Both were avid bowlers until sidelined by poor health. Barry owned and operated a moving and storage business for many years before running a recycling business prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marilyn McDaniel and nephew Michael McDaniel. He is survived by his wife Keiko of Red Bluff, daughter Shigemi Yokomi and her husband Richard of Los Angeles, nephew Patrick McDaniel of Fullerton and cousins Beverly Jenkins, Donna Babb and Nadine Detra of Corning, Colleen Pede of Grizzly Flats and friend Josephine Scharsch of Sacramento. A special thank you to Barry's devoted caregivers Sheila and Rod Sides of Red Bluff and St. Elizabeth Hospice. Graveside services will be conducted by the Beale Air Force Honor Guard at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Corning on Wednesday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Published in Daily News on June 22, 2013
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