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George A. Compton

PLEASANT VIEW - George Albert Compton, 94, of 2832 Jefferson, Ogden, died Monday, April 14, 1986, at the home of a daughter in Pleasant View of causes incident to age.

He was born Oct. 4, 1891 in Morgan, Utah, a son of George and Carolyn Ager Compton.

On Sept. 29, 1915, he married Margaret Estella Mattson in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died March 10, 1982.

He was a member of the Ogden 18th Ward where he served as a high priest group teacher, Sunday School teacher, YMMIA superintendent, ward and finance clerk, stake and finance clerk for the South Ogden Stake. He and his wife served an LDS mission in Tahiti.

He was a lifelong resident of Weber County, graduating from the LDS Business College in bookkeeping and completed advanced accounting at Weber State College.

He worked three years with the railroad accounting department.

In 1919, he began working in the Weber County Treasurer's Office as a clerk, advancing to the position of deputy treasurer and served 22 years as chief deputy treasurer. He was appointed Weber County Treasurer April, 1957 until December, 1958. He retired at age 70 after serving 43 years in the treasu1rer's office.

He was an active member in the Democratic Party, treasurer of the Weber County Old Folks Committee and All Faces West Pageant.

Surviving-are three sons and two daughters, Bud M. Compton, Roy; Lane A. Compton, Merlin D. Compton, both of Provo: Mrs. Bill (Barbara) Eckersley, Ogden; Mrs. James H. (Lavon) Montgomery, Pleasant View; 23 grand-children and 51 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers and three sisters, John A. Compton, James W. Compton, both of Morgan; Mrs. Leland (Rose) Tribe, Mrs. Norman (Afton) Kendall, both of Ogden; Mrs. Hubert (Leone) Christianson, Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and an infant brother.

Services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary in Ogden with Owen Rouse of the 26th Ward officiating.

The family will meet friends at the mortuary on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.


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