Jean Satterlee: ‘A Smile That Would Brighten the Room’

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Jean Satterlee of Fort Seward, CA died peacefully in her home on May 4th, 2018 surrounded by her loving husband and family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Jean was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a smile that would brighten the room and laughter that was infectious. Her loving nature and good heartedness will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years the love of her life Norman Satterlee. Her two children and their spouses Tami and Bret Boughner of Garberville, Kimberly and Timothy Hackett of Carlotta. She also leaves 4 grandchildren Matthew Boughner of Livermore, Brett Norman Wyatt of Carlotta, Whitney Wyatt of Rio Dell, and Courtney Wyatt of Garberville and her Great-grandchild Charles Jean Wyatt-Stewart.

Also surviving are her siblings and twin sister Jane O’Hanen of Whitethorn, Michael and wife Judith Starks of Puyallup, WA, Arnold Starks of Puyallup, WA. Brother in-law Robert and wife Judith Satterlee of Fort Seward and sister in-law Peggy Satterlee of Fort Seward along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Jean is proceeded in death by her parents John and Jane Starks, sister Eva Poole, nieces Laurie Maher and Leslie O’Hanen, nephew John Maher, in-laws Guy Satterlee,  Marguerite Satterlee and Jack Stewart, oh and of course her four legged child Taffy.

A celebration of life will be held on June 16th, 2018 at the River Lodge in Fortuna, CA from 1-4pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of the Redwoods Hospice 464 Maple Lane Garberville, Ca 95542

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3 comments

  • What a wonderful tribute!

    May her family and friends find comfort in their grief.

  • To the family; Please accept our condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs Satterlee always had a smile and kind word for us.
    Teresa & Ted

    Kim and Tami. Moms are special. I am so so sorry.

  • Tammie Crenshaw-Goergen

    She was one of the nicest women I have ever met. Loved going to Tami”s house after school. Jean always had great snacks waiting for us when we arrived. Beautiful lady, inside and out. So sorry for your loss.

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