Carol F. Crompton, formerly of Aurora, Ohio, passed away on September 4, 2019, shortly before her 97th birthday at Thrive Assisted Living and Memory Care in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 27, 1922, and was the eldest daughter of the late Stanley and Antonia (Pincik) Farren. Carol graduated in 1940 from the prestigious Philadelphia High School for Girls, established in 1848 for academically talented young women. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by SKF, a Swedish firm.
Carol married Wallace Crompton, a serviceman in the United States Marine Corps, March 6, 1943. Their 48 year marriage took Carol all over the United States and Europe. As a Marine wife and mother, she made each duty station a happy, love filled home for her spouse and 4 children. She enjoyed each of Wally’s duty stations. Residing in Brussels, Belgium, probably was Carol’s favorite due to traveling throughout Europe, shopping for antiques and forming friendships with the other wives of NATO’s European members.
Over the years, Carol was a member of the Hunt Club at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, The Officers Wives Clubs at every duty station, The Retired Officers Association, the Red Hats and Scarlet Belles in Aurora, Ohio, and lastly, the Precious Blood of Christ Church in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.
Besides lovingly caring for her 4 children, Carol filled her time being both a Brownie leader and Den mother, serving on various boards for the Officers Wives Clubs and volunteering at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Thrift Shop for 25 plus years. She was most proud of her 2 ½ years of service as a Gray Lady at the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base Dispensary in Little Creek, Virginia.
She also enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, entertaining and relaxing on the beaches of Wildwood, New Jersey, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina .
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Wallace Crompton, a daughter-in-law, Bannie (Robbie) Crompton and a granddaughter, Samantha Crompton-Owens. She will be missed by her sisters, Dorothy Redamer and Phyllis Iacampo, and by her four children Janis (Rod) Utley, Karen (Bill) Stanson, Richard (Linda) Crompton and Robbie (Meg) Crompton. Carol’s grandchildren Aaron Hackstadt, Jaime Andreason, Carolyn Hopkins, Cheryl Stanson, Jennifer Howard, Jason Crompton, Bob Crompton and Leea Luers and her great-grandchildren Ella Hackstadt, Triana Andreason, Alyson and Cooper Hopkins, John Stanson, Nicholas and Tanner Howard, Zachary Owens, Jackson Crompton, Ryan and Ella Crompton and Madelyn, Camden, Calin and Everly Luers brought such joy to Carol’s life. All will greatly miss her.
Services will be held for Carol at Arlington National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory can be made to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, which supports the National Museum of the Marine Corps. One can complete an online donation or send to the Foundation at 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle VA 22172.