Opal Pauline (Snider) Compton

September 5, 1928 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 89)

Opal Pauline Compton, 89, of Branson.

Opal Pauline Snider was born Sept. 5, 1928, in Branson, MO., to Troy and Opal Snider.  She was the oldest of 7 children.

She went into the arms of Jesus on Friday, July 20, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her parents Troy and Opal Snider; brother Jerry Snider; sister Dee Ann Miller; and, her husband Herman “Bud” Compton.

Pauline is survived by her brothers John and wife Sarah Snider of Walnut Shade, Jessie, Dan Snider of Branson, Jim Miller and wife Tamra of Shidler, OK.; and sisters Bernice Mitchell of Branson, Jessie Fausett and Husband Rev. Bob of Kirbyville, Linda Jones and husband JR of Hollister, and Linda Snider also of Branson; her children Doris Lee Compton Grant and husband Ken of Branson Buddy Ray Compton and wife Kathy of Bradleyville, Lynna Kay Pearcy of Branson; 7 grandchildren, Laura Lee Betz and husband Michael of Rockaway Beach, Buddy Compton Jr and wife LaToya of Clever, Kimberly Davidson of Springfield, Kevin Compton and wife Bailey of Brown Branch, Julie Williams and husband Ryan of Salida, Colorado, Benjamin Pearcy and wife Becca of Springfield, and Brandi Oliver and husband Dustin of Springfield;  13 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.

She was blessed to have so many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Pauline met Bud at church and after attending many picnics and pie suppers, were married in November 1944.  Pauline (as she preferred to be called) spent 17 years in Colorado and Sacramento, California. They then spent 6 years in Shidler, Oklahoma, and the remainder were in Missouri.  They enjoyed gardening, canning, camping, fishing, music and traveling.  Together, they raised 3 children and a granddaughter.

In Sacramento, California Pauline worked at the Almond Growers, Alexander Pencil Factory, and Del Monte.  During that time, she and Bud fostered 4 children.  Over the years she had various waitressing and cooking (OURS and Bud’s FAVORITE) working positions.

Pauline could do about anything she set her mind to.  She always taught us kids to have determination and grit!  It was always a good time when her family and friends would gather for celebrations.  Let’s have one of those today as we gather to remember her time here on earth and celebrate her being in heaven now, meeting with loved ones who have gone on before.

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