MALTA- Glenn A. Compton, a retired farmer/rancher, passed away Saturday, August 10 at the Phillips County Hospital.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 13, at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Memorials can be made to Loring Lutheran Church, Loring Hall or charity of your choice. Condolences maybe left at

            Glenn was born January 18, 1924, to Herb and Helen Compton in a homestead house near the Canadian border at Lowrane, Montana. Glenn attended the North Fork School and Loring High School. Glenn married Betty Jo Remy in 1949 and they had two children Gary and Gene.  In addition to farming, Glenn bought and sold wheat and supplies for the GTA elevator in Loring, Montana.  Betty Jo and Glenn also owned and operated the Loring General Store in the 1950’s and 60’s.  In the 1970’s he became a full time farmer/rancher and later delighted his grandkids with a particular “Come Boss” call to bring in the cows.

            Glenn was a Shriner and past Master of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed being a Shriner clown and selling beef raffle tickets to raise money for Shiner Hospitals, Eastern Star and other charitable organizations.  Glenn was very active in the Loring Lutheran church and all Loring community events. 

            Glenn and Betty Jo were married almost 70 years and spent most of their time together.  They traveled to Arizona for 25 winters but Glenn never really “retired” because he enjoyed summers in Loring counting cows, checking water, and fencing.

            Glenn is survived by wife Betty Jo; son Gene (Cindy), grandchildren Zeb (Marissa), Leah (Ryan), Elise (Zach), 3 greats Peta and Milla Compton and Roxy Lewis.  Glenn was preceded in death by his son, Gary Compton, brothers Ross, John and Kay Compton.

Guest Book

From: Mike Compton

It is a sad day indeed for the Compton family. Uncle Glenn being the last of Herb and Helen's four boys. Although I did not get to spend a lot of time at the farm in Loring, I remember Uncle Glenn and Aunt Betty Jo being so good to my sister, Colleen, and I. I have fond memories of my time with them both.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


From: Steve Mayer

Glenn, you were a great guy. Always had great visits with you and Betty Jo when I was over to check or fix something. It was truly my pleasure in knowing you.

From: Rick Heusel

So sorry to hear about the death of Glen. He was a great man I will always remember him with a smile. My fondest memory is when my cousin Randy Kelsey and I came up to Loring for a visit And we went horseback riding. I believe the horse I rode was named Boots and with my equestrian skills being what they were it was quite an experience galloping across the fields and jumping irrigation ditches. I was glad to be able to be a cowboy for a time in my youth and being a big city boy from Great Falls I will always cherish the memory. Glen and Betty Jo would always bring laughter when they came to visit in Great Falls. He will be missed. Peace be with you.

From: Susan Compton

I have many happy memories of time spent with Uncle Glenn and Aunt Betty Jo during our summer visits to Loring. Sending warm and loving thoughts to Betty Jo,Gene and the family.

From: linda heusel kolwyck

Betty Jo, Gene and all
Sorry for your loss. He had a good run, now he's at rest. I'll cherish ALL the fun and funny things he did over the years. I always get a big smile when I think of him. He made life fun and kept people guessing. It's a difficult time, but filling your hearts with wonderful memories will help. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers

From: Sherri Compton

Betty and Gene, please know that our thoughts are with you today during this loss. He was a great man and will be missed. He’s joined his brothers now. Rest In Peace, Uncle Glenn.🙏😘

From: Monty GLENN Compton

To my Aunt Betty, Cousin Gene, Cindy, Leah, Zeb and Elise...
My thoughts and sorrow are with you. I have emotional fond memories of my Uncle Glenn. My yearly visits to Loring each summer as a child is etched in my memory for as long as I live.
Love to all

From: Donna Dyrdahl

My deepest sympathy to Betty Jo and family. Our families go back a long time. I will always treasure the good visit that I had with Glenn on the 2nd of July. It had been awhile since I had last seen him, but he knew who I was despite not being able to recall the name. May God Bless you all.

From: Lana Fortin

You are missed by many. Thank your time with us

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