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Betty Anne Compton, 72, died at her home on November 7, 2018 surrounded by loved ones, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

Betty was born on February 13, 1946 as the youngest of three children, to Benito Armijo and Elizabeth Anne Molina, both of whom preceded her in death.

A New Mexico native, Betty graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1969. She married the love of her life, Michael “Mike” Compton, on August 23, 1969. The two raised four children and recently celebrated 49 years of marriage.

Betty and Mike’s life together let them to Wisconsin, Colorado and Texas before finally settling into retirement in Elephant Butte in 2007.

Betty’s life was focused on family, friends, and faith. She had an unwavering commitment to help those around her, which included working as an English as a Second Language teacher in Albuquerque’s South Valley during the 1970s. She loved arts and crafts, music, camping throughout the west, and the Denver Broncos. She never saw a slot machine she didn’t like. Every Thanksgiving she made a mean pumpkin chiffon pie.

Betty is survived by her husband Mike Compton; two siblings: Benny Armijo and Patty Dodson; four children: David Compton, Patrick Compton and wife Angela, Cynthia Compton, and Susan Hopkins; nine grandchildren: Devin, Kyra, Elizabeth, Althea, Savannah, Michael, Joseph, Madeline, and Kylie; one great- grandchild, Mason; and countless friends and extended family members, all of whom will miss Betty (and her pumpkin chiffon pie) terribly this year.

A private memorial service will be held on November 21, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society (8500 Menaul Blvd NE A-500, Albuquerque, NM 87112 phone # 505-260-2105) 

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