Peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 26, 2019, Juan Compean went to be with the lord with loved ones by his side. He was a hard working, yet fun loving, man who will be missed.
Juan was born May 6, 1931 in Santa Maria, Texas. He had six brothers and five sisters. He was drafted into the Korean War and ultimately served two terms in the military, later marrying Joyce Neer. They raised four children, Jerry, Johnny Ray, Debra and Tony, in Edmonds, Washington while Juan worked hard to be a good provider for the family. He worked for Safeway prior to becoming a carpenter for the rest of his working, and personal, life. As a carpenter, he was involved with working on memorable projects such as the first Dicks restaurant with indoor seating, a Gays Bakery outlet, and the Space Needle, among various other buildings and sites throughout the years. Later in life, when he was retired, he continued to stay active through projects and road trips with his close friend Betty Proctor. They enjoyed traveling and working on projects together, as well as spending time with their families.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce, his son, Johnny Ray, his parents, Reyes and Secundina, six brothers and three sisters.
Juan is survived by his two sons Jerry (Connie) and Tony (Angie) Compean, daughter, Debra Lindquist, two sisters Adela (Juan) De La Cruz and Chris Trevino, ten grandchildren, Rick, Angelene, Jesse, Jeremy, Craig, Leslie, Cortnie, Dustin, Tyler, and Travis, and eight great-grandchildren, Payton, Christian, Casey, Tyler, Boyce, Andrew, Hendrix and Ethan.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Whatcom Hospice.