Jeanette M. Painter

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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).

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  1. You hear all of the jokes about the horrible Mother in Law. I was very lucky to have Jean as mine;  and she broke that stereotype.  We of course had our disagreements over the years, but I always knew she was there for me, my children and of course my husband, her son Randal. Jean was ever present in our family, attending our children's concerts and school functions, celebrating birthdays together year after year, going to the movies, playing board games, sharing holidays. She was an ever present force in our lives. Especially in the last few years one of us spoke or visited Jean every day and sometimes multiple times a day. She made each of my children know she loved them unconditionally and they were always welcome in her life. It was truly the most wonderful gift to all of us. I miss her. 

  2. Jeanette was one of the dearest and most precious women I have ever met. A true prayer warrior and I miss knowing that she is on earth to pray for me! Earth is lonelier but heaven is much sweeter! I loved her sensitivity to the Lord's promptings and her joy in life. Her generous spirit was a hallmark of her life as well as her strong convictions about the Lord Jesus. I miss you, Jeanette, but so grateful that I will see you again one day. Breathe good air for all of us. Love, Janet

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