George Paintin

George Paintin, 85, of Laramie Wyoming passed away peacefully on April 15, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

George was born February 16, 1938, in Cowdrey, Colorado to George and Rena (Holden) Paintin.  He attended Laramie High School.  George married the love of his life, Alice Hendrickson on July 17, 1959, in Fort Collins, Colorado.  He enlisted in the military Army branch on February 17, 1956.  He was a tow truck driver for many towing companies in Laramie with the most recent being for Jerry Wessels at L & W Towing and ended his working career at A1 Real Estate. His hobbies were guns, guns, more guns and time with his family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife Alice Paintin of Laramie, Wyoming, his children James and Jo Paintin of Laramie, Wyoming, daughter in law Janine Paintin of Laramie, Wyoming, Kenny and Jona of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Debbie and Jerry Wessels of Laramie, Wyoming, Cindy and Dave Smith of Cheyenne, Wyoming, his grandchildren and great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren Jr, Trinity, Elara, Randon and Isabell Paintin; JD and Kimberly Paintin; Jennifer Paintin; George, Jenna (Mazzucca), Giovanni and Santino; Tim, Kari, Logan, Anna, Kristopher, Silas, Kenna and Diana Paintin; Destinee Paintin; Elaine and Jason Hartford; Casey, Amber and Michelle Paintin; Heather, Anthony, Blaine (Mathews), Gavin (Mathews), Ellie, Bella and Lyvia Dominguez; Renee, Mikey and Jessika Stinson; Pam Riedesel; Rex, Heidi, Hailey and Natalie Slaughter; Todd and Stacy Stephens; Tammy, Jerry, Hanna, Rylie and Raylynn (Call) Heggie; Amanda and Justin Siens, Eleanor, James and Gabriel Jackson.  His sister Wilma Thomas and many nieces, nephews, friends, and his dog Gypsy.  He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, twin brother Joseph Paintin, son Tim Paintin, mother and father-in-law, sister-in-law Nora Beets, Harry Hendrickson, Gayla Slaughter and dogs Lady and Chemo. 

Family and Friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of life on August 5, 2023, at the Laramie Moose Lodge 409 S 3rd in Laramie, Wyoming at 3pm.  In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to donate in his memory to Moose Charities, Hospice House of Laramie, or Cowboy Rowdy and Rowdy’s Hope in Motion. 

George was a fun spirited soul who did not know a stranger.  He was a beautiful person inside and out with a smile so stunning it would light up a whole room.  He cared deeply for the people around him and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He looked forward to the visits from his grandchildren, shared amazing memories and told entertaining stories, sometimes with a hint of exaggeration.  He made an impact on many lives and will be greatly missed.  Until we meet again…

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Condolences (19)

  • wanda hulit

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you guys.

  • Arvin Martinez

    George will be missed, he always had a good joke and was johnny on the spot, back when he towed. Prayers for the Family!

  • Lynn Broughton

    I always loved talking to George and Alice when I would see them at the hospital when I worked there. I send my heart felt condolences to the entire family especially Debbie and Alice . May your wonderful memories of George give you peace and smiles.

  • Mark Shepherd

    Painting family. your dad was a good man. My prayers go out to you. And Cindy I’m so sorry for your loss if you need anything let me know mark s

  • George Golen

    Hey Alice, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. George was such a neat guy. When I met you guys back in we had so much fun. He, Paul, and I worked so hard with the wreckers. He was such an honest and good man. I'm looking forward to see them again. George and Holly Golen.

  • Dieter Sturm

    George was a fine and likable gentleman. I miss his good humor and companionship!

  • Mandy Southards

    George was such a kind man, always making me laugh and he had a way of making me feel so special. He has had a special place in my heart for many years, and I will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with Alice and the rest of his family.

  • Cheryl McKinney

    My thoughts and prayers are with this family at this painful time.My father Don Porter(now passed) was a friend of George's.

  • Trotter family

    I first met George when the family was on my paper route in the sixties. Years later I got to know George a whole lot better when he worked for Davidson’s Conoco. We would always joke around about the early years and I would remind him to pay up you sob. His humor and jest for life will be missed. Our condolences and thoughts for the Painting family. He is missed.

  • Tammy Comer

    Oh Alice, Debbie and families, I’m so sorry to hear of George’s passing. May your warm memories give you comfort and help you through your loss. Tammy Comer

  • Rhett Ivey

    Alice and family, just heard of George's passing and my heart aches for you all. Good, honest and humorous man that loved family and life. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all today and the days ahead. Blessings Rhett

  • Dave O’Malley

    I met George shortly after starting with the Laramie Police Department in 1974. Our paths crossed many times throughout the years. George was my backup on a fight at the Cowboy Bar one night. I never forgot him jumping in to help me. We always took time to speak breakfast mornings at the Prairie Rose. My condolences to the family. George will be missed.

  • Keileigh Yeend

    George has always been one of my favorite people. We met years ago while I was in college working at prairie rose. I had a tendency of locking my keys in my car, George would show up in the morning for coffee and notice my car was not downtown. He'd ask in his loving and joining way where I was parked and show back up at lunch with my keys in hand. Years and years after I left Prairie Rose and had the joy of working with Debbie and Alice I always had the pleasure of running into George. He continued to be loving, caring and have the best smile every time I saw him!

  • Anonymous

    Alice and family…I am sending prayers your way. I was very fond of George and enjoyed every time I seen him. He always made me smile and I will never forget his smile. RIP George ❤️

  • Christa Biggs

    I have known George and Alice personally for many years and have been doing their hair for quite awhile as well. I have always loved them like family and enjoyed every time I got to talk and hang out with them. George has always been absolutely amazing and always told me the best stories and provided plenty of laughs. When I opened my own salon, he gave me a piece of “hair history” that has since and will always be framed and hanging in the shop for all to see. All my love and prayers go to Alice, their family, and of course George.

  • Steve & Janice Brown

    We were so sorry to hear about George. Keeping all of you in our thoughts & prayers.

  • Judy Dray

    George and Alice were a huge part of growing up near 9th. His tow trucks outside and both of them doing yard work. I have fond memories of riding by on my bike and he always had a wave and a smile! My thoughts and prayers are with you especially Alice and the whole family!


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