Garrett Wayne-Jess Paine, resident of Williston, ND, passed away on the 21st of July 2018 (CHI St. Alexius Health Medical Center) at the age of 16 years, following an accident.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Garrett will be held Friday afternoon, July 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM at Spring Lake Park Amphitheater, Williston.
Garrett was born on October 2, 2001 (second day of elk season) in Rock Springs, WY. He lived in Green River for his first year before moving to Casper, WY where he went to preschool through first grade. In Casper, he discovered his love for taekwondo, hunting, shooting, fishing, and all things outdoors. He moved to Williston, ND in 2009 with his family, and continued to pursue his passions, while trying new activities. Through all of this he was always just a Country Boy at heart.
He was involved in taekwondo, judo, the High School Trap Shooting Club, band, and especially Boy Scouts. He played football, basketball, baseball, and golf. He loved spending time with his family and friends. His summers were spent at the lake and on the water, on his skis or with a fishing pole in hand. He enjoyed working on his trucks (he went through three)! He worked in landscaping for three summers.
In Boy Scouts, he earned his Arrow of Light and attained Life Scout rank. He served as Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 368. He was a brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow, and he attended National Youth Leadership Training. All that remained for Garrett to earn was his Eagle rank, by completing his Eagle project. Boy Scout Troop 368 is going to complete the project in his honor, to help him achieve Eagle Scout rank. He was always an Eagle Scout in his heart.
Garrett had such a kind heart, and always provided a helping hand. You had a friend wherever he went. He always had a joke to make you laugh! He was always up for a good time, and died the way he lived.
As a Life-Source organ donor, he was able to complete his final good turn as a Scout; helping approximately 17-20 people have a better life. He would be very pleased with this.
Garrett was preceded in death by grandmother Patricia Paine, grandmother Doris Paine, and cousin Noah Eitel. He has also been preceded by many great-grandparents and extended family members.
Garrett is survived by mother and father, Jessica and Adam Paine; Sister Felicia Paine (Brett Flesness), and sister Maci Paine. Grandparents include Dottie and Richard Nobles (Green River, WY); grandparents Larry and Judy Paine (Green River, WY); grandparents Mike and Darla Garvin (Idaho Falls, ID). He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, along with many special friends that he considered his family.
Reception to follow service, at the residence of Don and Tina Flesness and Marvin and Darlene Bishop in Williston, ND.
Friends may visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share remembrances of Garrett or leave condolences for his family.
The Everson Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.