April 1920 - May 2013
Our precious father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on April 27, 2013. He was known for his optimism, his constant efforts to enrich and bless all his contacts, his unwavering faith in his Savior Jesus Christ, and for his love of his family. He was always a great support to all of his children. He was the second son of George Albert Compton and Margaret Estelle Mattson Compton. His sweetheart, June Wheeler, was his wife of 64 years. He is survived by his children: Janet C. Hatch; Sandra C. (Thomas Scott) Glade; Kent Lane (Susie Stringham) Compton; Bruce A. Compton; and Christine C. (Michael William) Porter, and by 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was born April 11, 1920 in Ogden, and served an LDS mission in New York State and Pennsylvania. He served in the Army as a Medical Specialist during WWII. He married June Wheeler on Sept. 8, 1943. She was the love of his life. He was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints, serving twice as bishop, on the high council, and in numerous other positions. From his youth he always had callings in the church. He worked as a math/chemistry teacher for the Granite School District and at BYU High School. He earned his doctorate at the University of Utah. At BYU he was a physics, chemistry, and math professor, acting Director of Research, and Chairman of Cooperative Education. He was president of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters and chairman of the Rocky Mountain Science Council.
After retiring he volunteered to teach in the Elementary schools for nearly a decade. While in his 80’s he drove 114 miles twice a week, volunteering more than 80 hours per month. During this time he received the Davis School District Volunteer of the year award and the Channel 4 TV Pride for Utah Award for his volunteer work.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Edgemont 5th Ward Chapel, 350 E. 2950 North, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and at the church Saturday from 9- to 9:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.