Dr. Nathan Edward Painter, 88, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on December 31, 2012. Nathan was born in Elk City, Kansas on July 22, 1924 to Jesse and Electa Painter. He moved to Phoenix
at the age of 2 with his sister Carmon and widowed mother. Nathan served as a Marine Combat Medic during WWII in the South Pacific. Nathan was married to his sweet wife Pauline for
68 years; he spent the past 3 years caring for her prior to her passing in August. Nathan is survived by their children Paul (Anne), Natalie, Bruce (Janet), Brian, 16 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. He was a teacher and school principal in Phoenix Dist.1 in the 50’s and 60’s. Dr. Painter retired from Mesa Community College but never gave up teaching – there was always a lesson to be taught and a story or joke to re-tell. An open house will be held in his remembrance on January 5, 2013 at the family home from 12:00–2:00pm.