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Juan Compean

Born: 
Wednesday, May 6, 1931
Died: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Birthplace: 
Santa Maria, TX
Service Information: 
A Memorial  Service is scheduled for Monday, Feb 4th, 2019, 12:00 PM at Christ the King,  4173 Meridian St. with a reception following at the American Legion, 1688 W. Bakerview Rd.

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.

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Submitted by Berta (Leiva) Crane on

Juan will be missed. My family Hinojosa and Leiva knew the Compean family for many years. My Brothers were good friends with all the Compean boys. All in all the Compean family were well liked and all were hard-working family.

Submitted by Adele Delacruz on

Thank you Berta for the kind words and remembering my Family. Adele Compean DeLaCruz.

Submitted by Kay L. Uhren on

My brothers, sister and I (Kay) looked upon Juan as family as we all love Juan. My mother (Betty Proctor) and Juan loved to travel and work on all kinds of projects toghter.  Our family will deeply  miss Juan.  I will miss our dreaming up things todo.  A big piece of my heart is with you(Juan). RIP

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