OBITUARY

Lena Compton

August 28, 1934March 9, 2019
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Lena G. Compton

(August 28, 1934 – March 9, 2019)

Lena Grebe Compton, 84, of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on March 9, 2019. She was born in Bishop, Texas on August 28, 1934, to Mr. and Mrs. Otto E. Grebe. Lena graduated from Corpus Christi Roy Miller High School in 1951. She attended Del Mar College, also in Corpus Christi, and then obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from the University of Houston.

Mrs. Lena Compton taught sixth grade Language Arts at Seabrook Intermediate (Clear Creek ISD) from 1971-1976, and later served as school counselor at Deepwater Junior High in Deer Park ISD from 1977-1994. She thrived on educating children, whether in the classroom, or at home with her own children and grandchildren.

Lena Compton’s faith in Christ was a constant compass in all her decisions, and she led by example. She belonged to Freeway Manor Baptist Church, often teaching preschoolers on Sunday mornings.

Lena is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill Compton; sister, Ruth Branch, of California; son Barrett Compton, his wife Pamela Compton, along with granddaughter Lauren Compton; and daughter, Diane Compton Fick, son-in-law, C. Milton Fick, plus grandchildren, Alex (wife, Rose), Meredith, Garrison (wife, Blake), Marcella, Jared, Major, and Rex Fick. Numerous nieces and nephews also remember Aunt Lena fondly. She is preceded in death by her brother, Henry A. Grice.

Lena was lovingly referred to as “Nana” by her 8 grandchildren. She collected angel figurines, and “Papa” thinks he was the first one! Nana made exceptional Belgian waffles and the most delectable Sunday pot roast. She enjoyed traveling the world and exploring the US national parks. Lena will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all who were blessed to know her.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Barrett Compton, Active Pallbearer
  • C. Alex Fick, Active Pallbearer
  • Garrison L. Fick, Active Pallbearer
  • Jared W. Fick, Active Pallbearer
  • Major N. Fick, Active Pallbearer
  • C. Rex Fick, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Branch, Active Pallbearer
  • Alex Grice, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Laid to Rest Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Biography

Lena Grebe Compton, 84, of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on March 9, 2019. She was born in Bishop, Texas on August 28, 1934, to Mr. and Mrs. Otto E. Grebe. Lena graduated from Corpus Christi Roy Miller High School in 1951. She attended Del Mar College, also in Corpus Christi, and then obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from the University of Houston.

Mrs. Lena Compton taught sixth grade Language Arts at Seabrook Intermediate (Clear Creek ISD) from 1971-1976, and later served as school counselor at Deepwater Junior High in Deer Park ISD from 1977-1994. She thrived on educating children, whether in the classroom, or at home with her own children and grandchildren.

Lena Compton’s faith in Christ was a constant compass in all her decisions, and she led by example. She belonged to Freeway Manor Baptist Church, often teaching preschoolers on Sunday mornings.

Lena is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill Compton; sister, Ruth Branch, of California; son Barrett Compton, his wife Pamela Compton, along with granddaughter Lauren Compton; and daughter, Diane Compton Fick, son-in-law, C. Milton Fick, plus grandchildren, Alex (wife, Rose), Meredith, Garrison (wife, Blake), Marcella, Jared, Major, and Rex Fick. Numerous nieces and nephews also remember Aunt Lena fondly. She is preceded in death by her brother, Henry A. Grice.

Lena was lovingly referred to as “Nana” by her 8 grandchildren. She collected angel figurines, and “Papa” thinks he was the first one! Nana made exceptional Belgian waffles and the most delectable Sunday pot roast. She enjoyed traveling the world and exploring the US national parks. Lena will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all who were blessed to know her.