Mario Alberto Compean

June 28, 1952 - October 23, 2015
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Mario Alberto Compean, 63, was called by the Lord on Friday, October 23, 2015.

He was married to his loving wife of 42 years, Ruth Donovan Compean and was a devoted husband, father, son and grandfather to his family.

Mr. Compean was a passionate teacher who enjoyed helping his students succeed, and took great joy in inspiring his students to acquire the necessary math skills for a successful life.  He also had a wood crafting class after school that enticed students to build picnic tables and many other art forms.

After his retirement he enjoyed shopping and chatting with former students and friends.  He leaves a legacy of love, peace, compassion, unity, devotion, gratitude and humility to his wife, family, friends and to all the students who once walked into his classroom.

Mr. Compean is preceded in death by his son: Eric Compean Sr., mother: Gloria Flores Compean, brother: Joe Compean, uncle: Benjamin Flores, aunts: Eloisa David and Amelia Lizcano, father-in-law: Oscar Donovan Sr.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years of marriage, Ruth Alice Compean, son: Jason Compean, grandchildren: Eric Compean Jr., Annie Emily Jones Compean, Anjolie Love Compean, Jaydon Christopher Compean and Gloria Derleen Compean, father: Jose “Pepe” Compean, brothers: Javier (Gloria) Compean and Rene (Lela) Compean, mother-in-law: Rosa Donovan, brothers-in-law: Oscar Donovan Jr., George Donovan, Michael Donovan, sisters-in-law: Rose (Rick) Gonzalez, Azeneth (Raul) Reyes Jr, Aracelie (Anthony) Winterroth, Lillian (Felix) Lozano, Gladys (Antonio) Tijerina, Jacqueline Donovan, Stella Compean and many other cherished relatives and friends.

The family will receive guests Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 5pm to 9pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services where a rosary will be held at recited at 7pm. Funeral services will be on Friday, October 30, 2015, from the funeral home to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10am.  Interment will follow immediately in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Jason Compean, Eric Compean Jr., Felix Lozano Sr., Felix Lozano Jr., Michael Donovan and Ruben Gonzalez.  Honorary pallbearers will be: Gildo Rodriguez, Javier Compean Sr., Javier Compean Jr., Ignacio Vallone, George Donovan, Luis Dueñes Sr., Luis Dueñes Jr., Dr. Rene Compean, Juan Gutierrez, Oscar Donovan Jr. and Robert Tatangelo.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas 78041 (956)723-3611.  For your convenience you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 7pm

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church


1602 Garcia St
Laredo, Texas 78040

Funeral Mass at 10am


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Born: June 28, 1952
Died: October 23, 2015

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Kenneth Pacho posted on 2/23/22

Rip Mr compean I am a better person today because of your teachings no pass no play.


Norma Monica Segura posted on 10/31/15

My sincere and most deepest condolences to the Compean family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God continue to bless you with peace and strength...XOXO


Alma Rosa Lozano Fermín posted on 10/30/15

Ruth, I'm so very sorry for your loss! Please accept my sincere condolences. Alma


Anjolie posted on 10/30/15

Rest in peace Grandpa. You are with the angels in heaven. I will pray for you. -Anjolie


Mary Diaz Gonzalez posted on 10/30/15

My deepest sympathies for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.


Ricky & Belen Diaz posted on 10/30/15

In loving memory to our cousin Mario Compean, may he rest in peace. We will miss his passion in sharing love with family. We love you, Ricky & Belen Diaz..... .Houston, Texas


Mario and Rosario Meza Jr posted on 10/30/15

Sorry we will be unable to join you at this time. Please accept our most sincere condolences and prayers.


Celia and Jose V. Garcia posted on 10/30/15

Dear Ruth sorry for your loss,our condulances,our thoughs and prayers to you and your family,Mario was a good friend and teacher,great memories spent while playing with Martin Band.Ruth take care.


Gloria Flores-Ortiz posted on 10/29/15

I want to express my deepest sympathy and let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort, God Bless...


Aleida and Angelita Trevino posted on 10/29/15

We are with you at this time of sorrow.


Grace Rendon posted on 10/29/15

Our deepest condolences Ruth and to your family. May God give you strength during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.


Grace Rendon posted on 10/29/15

My deepest condolences Ruth to you and your family. May the Good Lord give you strength in this very difficult time. You are in our prayers.


Robert and Elva Tatangelo posted on 10/29/15

Ruth and Jason, Bob and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences for Mario's passing. Bob has such fond memories and stories from high school and their activities in the band. Great memories! Next time we see you in Laredo ask Bob to relate his stories! They are sure to bring a smile to your face. Our prayers are with you and your family. Love, Elva


Letty Martinez posted on 10/29/15

My deepest heart felt condolences to you and the WHOLE family.


Arturo & Mary Meraz posted on 10/29/15

Ruth, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Please accept our most sincere condolences at this time of pain and sorrow for the great loss of Mario—may he rest in peace.


Magdalena & Lucy martinez posted on 10/28/15

My condulance go to the the family..may he rest in peace. From Martinez family


RICARDO RIVERA posted on 10/28/15

It is with great sadness that we learn of Mr.Compean's passing, please accept our sincere heartfelt condolences. Mr. Compean was a wonderful man and a great educator. It was a privilege being one of his students. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult and sad time. May God's peace be with you.


Lucy Perez posted on 10/27/15

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength in this time of need.


Mr.&Mrs.Hilario Ramos & Famliy posted on 10/27/15

We r sorry for ur loss we have u all in our prayers Tia Ruth and Jason ...from prissy(china) and my family