Richard (Dick) L. Komp
Richard (Dick) L. Komp, age 81, born February 7, 1936, in Tacoma, Washington, passed at his home in Roseburg, Oregon, Thursday, June 15, 2017, from complications of Alzheimer's.
Dick attended Oregon State University with an NROTC scholarship and graduated in 1957 and went on to have a successful Navy career over the next 21 years. He was stationed in Key West, Florida as, a Navy Pilot during the Bay of Pigs.
Dick married Betty Jane Smith of Portsmouth, Virginia, on April 7, 1962, in Norfolk, Virginia. Dick continued his naval career attending Stanford University where he graduated with an Engineer Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and went on to spend three years in Japan. During the Vietnam War he was in charge of armoring Navy air squadrons flying sorties over enemy lines.
Dick and Betty raised two girls, Kathryn, who lives with her husband and two children in Tucson, Arizona, and Karen, who lives with her husband and two children in Sunnyvale, California. Dick will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, caring brother and uncle, and an affable person always willing to have a conversation with anyone who had the time. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of 55 years; his sister, Bonnie; two children; four grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
A grave side memorial will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Roseburg National Cemetery (on the grounds of the VA) at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend and share their memories of Dick.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's association.