Entering this life on September 24, 1935 in Englewood, Colorado, Jeanette was the first of four children born to Frank and Elsie Weith. She and her brother Frank and sisters Bobbi and Lori grew up in the era of streetcars, the Great Depression and World War II. Always quite shy, she barely spoke to her future husband, Paul Painter, when they met on a blind date. Regardless, she managed to steal his heart and a lifelong love was born, along with her second persona as Jean since Paul refused to call her Jeanette because it was too stuffy. Together they raised a family of four kids: Paul, Randal, Tami and Paisley. She loved her family dearly, second only to her love for God. Some years after her husband Paul passed away, she and her sister, Bobbi, started an in-home care business for the elderly called Love and Care Services. She had a generous spirit and gave unselfishly to those in need. She touched countless lives and many remember her as a beacon of light and a precious human being. Jean loved bright colors, her dog Lily and, of course, ice cream. She could also tell you a thing or two about Paydays vs. Pearson’s Salted Nut Rolls. Jean kept her sense of humor to the end when she made her way home to be with the Lord. Those of us left behind will miss her greatly. If you wish to celebrate her, consider giving to someone who could use a little extra help, enjoying some ice cream and remembering her kindness.
Jeanette Marie Painter
Sept. 24, 1935—Sept. 14, 2018
Jeanette is survived by her children: Paul L. Painter, and his wife Pamela; Wm. Randal Painter, and his wife Kathleen; Tamara L. Trudeau, and her partner Larry Horyna; Paisley DeVliegher, and her husband Gerard.
She is also survived by her grandchildren (in chronological order): Sierre L. Mullin and Paul Landon Painter; Carlin M. Painter, Zachary B. Painter, Samuel D. Painter and Tessa D. Painter; Summer R. DeVliegher and Austin P. DeVliegher.
Graveside services will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (Staging area "A").
After the ceremony, guests of the service are invited to attend a gathering at the Southwest First Assembly of God Church (3199 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lake wood, CO 80227; just ten minutes away, on the Northwest corner of Wadsworth and W. Eastman Pl.)for fellowship, coffee and cookies.
Family and friends are encouraged to share stories and photographs of Jeanette here on her website (click "Tribute Wall" tab above).