Stephanie R. Painter
November 14, 1945 - July 23, 2021
Arroyo Grande, California - Stephanie Rose Painter, 75, of Arroyo Grande, California, passed away on July 23, 2021. Stephanie was born November 14th, 1945, to Eleanor (Brizard) and Wesley Fowler in Berkley, California.
Our mother was raised in Sacramento, where she attended Catholic school, and graduated from Loretta High School in 1964. While in high school she met Charles Henry Painter whom she married in January 1965. They had four children: Tiffinie, Emerson, Christina, and Sabrina.
After she married, she dedicated her life to being a fantastic, fun, and wonderful mother. She was our biggest cheerleader and our constant supporter. She not only raised her own children, but she was like a mother to her three nieces (Carolynn, Leslie, and Sheila) and one nephew (Bill) after her oldest sister passed away in 1964, and raised her three grandsons (Aaron, Westley, Ethan) and grand-daughter (Sierra) after her daughter-in-law and son passed away in 2008 and 2009. She also helped raise her grandson, Cody, as well. She was a mother until the very end.
In 1967, our mom moved to Shell Beach, where she lived with her husband and children until 1971, when they moved to Arroyo Grande where she lived until her death. She had a career in real-estate in San Luis Obispo County, which she loved and made many friends.
Our mother was imaginative and creative. We could always rely on her for providing all of us creative solutions for our school work or in our life. She was a fabulous cook and always prepared wonderful dinners and holiday meals, especially the family stuffing, mashed potatoes, and apple pie. She loved gardening, especially her roses, and watching "her" wild birds at her many bird feeders surrounding her prized fig tree in her backyard. She was always fun, too, and we had lots of fun times growing up going to Avila, Pismo, or Shell beaches; crabbing off Pismo pier or at Pirates Cove, then having a crab fest at Oceano park.
Our mother taught us how to be good mothers to our children and to have fun; the value of hard work, honesty, and right from wrong, among many other life lessons, whether by hours of listening and talking with us or by sharing with us her own mistakes or successes. She was very good at listening and talking with her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and sisters.
Our entire family and her dear friends will miss her tremendously. We loved her very much.
Our mother was predeceased by her son, Emerson D. Painter, and daughter-in-law Lori A. Painter (Barnes); her parents Wesley and Eleanor Fowler; her sisters, Joan K. Dwyer, and Mary E McCart, and brother Eric D. Fowler.
She is survived by her daughters: Tiffinie K. Meyer (Russell) of Monterey, CA; Christina M. Sanders (Judah) of Orcutt, CA; and Sabrina K. Painter of Arroyo Grande, CA; her grandchildren: Christopher A.C. Meyer, Jourdain B. Nickerson (Jeremy), Spenser K. Wilcox (Christopher), Aaron D. Painter, Westley M. Painter, Ethan A.C. Painter, Sierra R. Painter, Haley B. Fischer, Kaili J. Sanders, Jaxon H. Sanders, and Cody G. Gaugush; her great-grandchildren: Landon, Logan, Benjamin, Andrew, Christopher, McKenzie, Elizabeth, and Charlie; her sister, Adrienne Rogers of Sacramento, CA; and her nieces: Carolynn Fox, Leslie Johnson, Sheila Foy, Sirena Winslow, Alika Crooks; and nephews: Bill Dwyer, Dane McCart, Ian McCart, Shawn Painter, Jason Painter, and Johnathan Rogers; as well as many great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
The family requests that flowers and cards are sent to Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1239 Longbranch, Grover Beach, CA 93433. Viewing will be from 3-6 pm and Rosary from 6-7pm on Friday, July 30th, and memorial service at 2 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021; both at Marshall-Spoo Chapel.
Published by San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Jul. 31, 2021.