Patricia Ann Harp "Patti" Compton
1944 - 2021
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Patricia 'Patti' Ann Harp Compton
Oct. 13, 1944 - March 27, 2021
Patti passed away peacefully surrounded by family March 27, 2021. She was born in Washington, Iowa, Oct. 13, 1944, to John and Ruth Harp. The family relocated to Bakersfield, Calif., in 1948, where Patti spent her childhood and graduated from North Bakersfield High School. She majored in Home Economics at California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo. She met her future husband, Hunt Compton, through her brother-in-law in Port Chicago, Calif., both of whom were serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Pyro, AE-24. Hunt and Patti were married in December, 1967, in Bakersfield. They then moved to Billings, Mont., where Hunt was an Assistant National Bank Examiner for the U.S. Treasury Department. They were blessed with two daughters, AnDee and Tami. In December of 1969, the growing family moved back to Hunt's hometown of McMinnville.
Patti was an adept cook and made the most amazing pickles, apple sauce, and pies. At the advent of Radar Range ovens, she taught the first microwave cooking classes at Chemeketa Community College. Patti worked at the family bank (First National Bank of McMinnville), the Shoe Horn, The Travel Bureau, and the Linfield College Bookstore. Patti was involved with the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter DO. She gave tirelessly of her time to Masonic-related organizations, including Job's Daughter as a youth, Mother Advisor for International Order of Rainbow for Girls (Knowles Assembly 11), Eastern Star (Knowles Chapter 12 and Newberg Chapter 55), Order of the Amaranth, and Daughters of the Nile (Nydia Temple No 4 where she was Queen, 2010-2011, and Zenobia Chapter). She was also involved with Soroptomists of McMinnville and was the McMinnville Jaycees' Junior Citizen of the Year, 1976. Patti's favorite color was pink, and she loved hummingbirds. She was fortunate to see much of the world including Italy, England, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Jamaica, the Mexican Riviera, the Panama Canal, and Alaska's Inside Passage.
Patti leaves behind her husband, Hunt; daughters, AnDee and Tami; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Steve Klein, of Corona, Calif.; sons-in-law, Scott Schaefer of Portland and James Spears of McMinnville; her beloved companion cat Tandy; and countless foreign exchange student sons, daughters, and grandchildren throughout the world. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Habitat for Humanity or the Shriners Hospital for Children. To leave online condolences, please visit www.macyandson.com
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Published in The Oregonian from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2021.
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April 7, 2021
May God's promise found in John 6:40, of the hope to see our loved ones again, comfort your heart and give you peace, strength, and hope in the days ahead.
April 3, 2021
Tami Compton-Spears
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