The Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) the passing of Eldoris Painter, retired Correctional Counselor I, on Aug. 2.

Counselor Painter began her career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as an office assistant on Feb. 7, 1985 at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF).

In November 1987, she became a cadet at the Basic Correctional Peace Officer Academy in Galt, and returned to CTF upon graduation.

In September 1989, she transferred to Duel Vocational Institute (DVI) and in 1997 she promoted to Correctional Counselor I.

In January 2002, Counselor Painter transferred to SCC where she remained until her retirement on June 30, 2012.