Gary Glenn Compton

May 9, 1949February 22, 2013

Gary Glenn Compton, slipped away quietly on Friday, February 22, 2013. He was born on May 9, 1949, and had been a lifetime resident of Oxnard. Gary graduated from Oxnard High School and enlisted in the Marine Corp after graduation. He proudly served in 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing as an aviation radio repairman. Gary received various commendations and awards including the Naval Achievement Medal with Combat “V”. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Oxnard to work with his parents at Glenn’s Plumbing. Gary was an avid sportsman and lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and watching football. Gary was a man of simple tastes and few words, but he would always be there to help anyone in need. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Gay Compton. He is survived by his fiancée, Debbie Kost; her son, Shane (Christy) Kost of Ventura, CA; his daughter, Chera (Ryan) Antos of Benton City, WA; sister, Cathy Breneman and family of Brea CA; and five grandchildren, Zane, Zoey and Isaac Antos and Alexis and Zachary Kost. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013, 3:00 P.M., at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, with the Reverend Dan Hull officiating. United States Marines will render military honors. Gary loved supporting our veterans. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Wounded Warriors Project or Fisher House. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 1, 2013

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Gary Rittman

August 11, 2015

In searching for former Marines I came upon this page. I served with Gary in the Marine Corps. We went through radio school together at San Diego in 1968 and 1969. We were both Aviation Radio Repairmen. Later in 1970 I served with Gary again as his Shotgun rider when we picked up and returned Vietnamese civilian to and from our base at Marble Mountain. I am sorry to see that he is gone.

Semper Fi old buddy.
Gary Rittman


May 9, 2014


My dear Gary, today is your 65th birthday and I find myself missing you more every day. I have additional heartache as this is the first Mothers day with Mom. I feel like this is such a double whammy. I know you would tell me not to be sad but to remember all the good times we shared but the ones with Mom as well. Please give her a big hug for me and tell her how much I miss not only today but every day.
I know you won't be alone as Sam and your parents will be there with you.
Continue to watch over me as I forge ahead with this new life without you.
Love you now and forever.

Your Dear

February 24, 2014

2-22-13 to 2-22-14

Well Gary it has been year since you left us so suddenly. I miss you more and more as each day passes. A day does not go by that I don't wish for one more hug, one more kiss and one more talk. I have learned to not be afraid to try new adventures, enjoy every day and pay it foward when ever I can. Continue to watch over me as I learn to navigate this journey called life without you. Love you forever and ever.

Steve & Tami

February 22, 2014

One year ago today, you went away. Gone but not forgotten. Until we see you again my friend...

Kelly Brown

September 18, 2013

You were a great friend to my father Charlie Brown. I remember all the times you two would laugh and spend time together. Please give him a hug for me. My prayers go out to your family.


September 11, 2013

Hey Gary,

So in the last 6 months so much has changed. First you left us unexpectedly and then just three weeks ago Mom left us as well. I hope that you were there waiting for her with a cigarette. You know how much she enjoyed smoking with you.
The day she passed I saw two white butterflies in the backyard and thought at the time I hope that is not a bad sign that someone was going to be with you soon. Sure enough I got the call that day that Mom had suffered a heart attack. Please continue to watch over me, guide me as I now face life without you or my Mom. I miss you both so much. Give Mom a hug for me.

Love you both,


July 9, 2013

Hey Gary,

I took a visit to Prescott last weekend and it was bittersweet. This was a trip we always made together. It was hard to be there without you physically but I knew that you were there in spirit as I saw the white butterfly come by the kitchen window.
My heart aches so much every day as I miss you so much. Watch over me; guide me as I continue to struggle without you.

Love you Always,

Love always, Debbie

June 17, 2013

Happy Father's Day Gary and Glenn, the first time in many years you have spent the day together. I thought of you both so much today. I put a red rosé at your parents grave and made me feel good to know you we're not alone today, Love and miss you both so much.

Your Dear

June 6, 2013

Fourteen years ago today both of our lives changed. We met for the first time for breakfast and as they say the rest is history. You and I were both so nervous but felt instantly comfortable with each other. I knew from that moment you were a keeper. You told me when we met and fell in love you had nothing to offer me but your heart. Gary, you gave me so much more than just your heart. You gave me so much love, made me feel secure and a partner to share everything with. I wish that we had more time together but that was not meant to be. Please watch over me, guide me as I struggle to make a new life without you. Love you always

May 9, 2013

Today would have been your 64th birthday and a reminder of the many firsts we won't be celebrating together. I know that you and Sam are celebrating but you would say "no fuss needed it's just another day".
You card reads:
You are the man that I loved
I loved every little thing about you.
I loved your silly smile, the sound of your voice and the magic in your eyes.
I loved your gentle touch and the warmth I felt by your side.
I loved each and every day once in a life time moments I shared with you.
I loved you yesterday; I love you today and will love you forever.
Happy Birthday

Love Your Dear