Dora Compean

November 22, 2012 • Obituaries


Memorial services will be held for Dora Compean, 50, of Roswell, at St. Peter Catholic Church on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. Charlie Martinez officiating.

Dora Compean was born on Feb. 26, 1962, in San Benito, Texas, to Maria Lerma Gamez and Thomas Gamez. She was called home to our heavenly father on Monday Nov. 19, 2012, in Roswell.

Dora was a loving beautiful woman who always thought of others before herself. She was an angelic essence that bonded her large family. She had a heart of gold and never hesitated to assist someone in need. Dora enjoyed coaching soccer, listening to music, dancing, and most of all being around family. She was the highlight of every family gathering. The children loved to be around her and play outdoor sports. Loving family memories will [auth] forever linger in our minds and one thing is certain … our angel will never be forgotten. Words cannot define how loved, admired, and respected our dear angel was. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves memories no one can steal … and love is something our dearest Dora bestowed upon us all. Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end; they simply mean we’ll miss you until we meet again.

Dora was preceded in death by her daughter Mellissa Compean, and father Thomas Gamez, who welcomed her heavenly soul home on Monday morning.
She is survived by her mother Maria Gamez, of Roswell; her three children, Monica Compean and her spouse Adam Wright, Daniel Compean and his spouse Manda Wilson, and youngest son Adam Gamez; and her grandchildren, Brianna Wright and Jaden Alexander Compean, all of Roswell. She is also survived by her siblings, Thomas Gamez, of Blythe, Calif.; Norma and Juan Villegas, of Roswell, Janie and Luis Rivas, of Roswell, Joe Gamez, of Mesa Ariz., Yolanda and Javier Villa, of Las Cruces, Mary Gonzalez, of Roswell, Lupe and Patricia Gamez, of Roswell, Frank Gamez, of Florence, Ariz., and Elizabeth and Raul Duran, of Roswell. Amid the numerous loving nieces and nephews are Duly Rivas and Roseann Gamez.

Our darling angel is now amidst the heavenly fathers and because she admired angels so much we are asking that the color white be worn in lieu of black in honor of her loving memory.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

God saw that she was getting tired
And the cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around her
And whispered, “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Busy hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
It’s lonesome here without you
We miss you so each day,
Our lives aren’t the same
Since you went away.
When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong,
We seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”
Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping,
We’ll meet again someday.”
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