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Madeline (Gamble) Satterwhite

Graveside services were conducted for Madeline Grant Gamble Satterwhite at 11:00 am. m. Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at the Higgins Cemetery with Shawn Davis, Minister, Panhandle Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was at the Higgins Cemetery under the direction of Stikley-Hill Funeral Directors.

Madeline passed away Saturday, February 8, 2003, at Canadian, Texas, at the age of 97 years old.

Madeline Satterwhite was born April 25, 1905 to Lon and Anna Gamble on the family farm in Roger Mills county near Grimes, Okla. She was the oldest of seven children. Madeline helped her parents on the family farm and went to school through the ninth grade.

She worked in a general store in Sayre, Okla., where she met Carl Satterwhite. They were married on December 23, 1929, in Granite, Okla., and moved with the railroad for two years before moving to the family farm in the Bishop Community, Okla.

Madeline worked at Weis's dry Good Store in Higgins for twenty-five years. She was an active member of the church of Christ in Higgins, Texas, and a member of the Busy Bee Quilting Club for many years. She lived in Higgins from 1895 until moving to the Abraham Nursing Home in Canadian. Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, a son, Lon, and a grandson, Gary Satterwhite.

Survivors include: three sisters; Billy Peterman of Concord, Calif., Margaret Coffer of Amherst, Tex., Anna Dean Loe of Vidor, Tex.; one daughter; Margaret Erma Hackett of Amarillo, Tex.; three sons; James and Wilma Satterwhite of Monument, Colorado, Don and "Tex" Satterwhite of Panhandle, Tex; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Abraham Memorial Home, 803 Birch, Canadian, TX 79014; Westview Boys Home, P. O. Box 553, Hollis, OK 73550, or High Plains Children's Home, Amarillo, TX.

Obit transcribed by Webmaster from Ellis County newspaper submitted by Linda Fox


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