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In Memory of

Doris Jean Satterwhite

January 25, 1929 - November 7, 2016

Obituary


On November 7, 2016, Doris "Jean" Thompson Satterwhite was set for departure on flight 540 for her newest adventure. Upon take-off, we witnessed a change in her itinerary as the Bram's Lullaby played over the intercom announcing the arrival of a new soul. We all knew she would not go easily as there was always too much life left to live and by damn she may have found a way. So hold on to your hats possibly the best is yet to come.

Jean blew into Fort Worth, Texas to a house located on...

On November 7, 2016, Doris "Jean" Thompson Satterwhite was set for departure on flight 540 for her newest adventure. Upon take-off, we witnessed a change in her itinerary as the Bram's Lullaby played over the intercom announcing the arrival of a new soul. We all knew she would not go easily as there was always too much life left to live and by damn she may have found a way. So hold on to your hats possibly the best is yet to come.

Jean blew into Fort Worth, Texas to a house located on Lafayette Street on January 25, 1929. She was the second daughter of the late James Andrew and Edna Emma Groves Thompson. She had an amazingly good childhood and was always knee deep into anything and everything she could get her hands into. She especially enjoyed tap dancing, drawing, horses, camp fire girls, her pets, anything involving the outdoors, pulling pranks and peoples' legs, picking the ponies for her Mother at the races, being around her extensive family (Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins.whew... there was a mess of them) and friends. Lera Jean and Doris Jean were the best of friends until Lera beat her to those pearly gates. Those girls had the best time, were thicker than thieves, always pulling some type of shenanigans and a force to be reckoned with, but this is a whole other story.

Jean sailed through high school (graduating at an early age) and proceeded on to college receiving a Home Economics degree. She soon met "THE ONE", Raymond Davis Satterwhite, at the local swimming hole. The two of them soon eloped and were married at the Justice of the peace in Weatherford, Texas on March 6, 1947 (Oh man, if Raymond had only known what a very, very colorful life he was about to lead). They kept their marriage under wraps until August of 1947 so she could fulfill a position as a horseback instructor/counselor at a camp in Colorado for the summer.

The next several years were spent moving about the country while Raymond Davis completed his Pharmacy and then Medical Degree. They also made a few little dumplings and lifelong friends along the way. They finally settled back in Fort Worth, Texas where Raymond established his Medical practice and boy did they have a rip-roaring good time. They accumulated a tremendous circle of friends.. Party animals I tell you. They were always hosting or going to some type of get together and having fun. Holiday, Birthday, Football, Poker, Bridge, Block, Costume or you name it and they made it something to celebrate. Of course, this girl could primp for hours, dress to the tee and was always sociably late.

A few of her favorite things were talking on the phone, telling jokes and stories, stirring the pot and fishing, but her passion was traveling. She was either on a trip or planning the next one. We had many, many momentous road trips around the good old USA. Amazing is the word that comes to mind at how much crap this Women could cram into one vehicle with room left for all of us to get in. She soon began traveling abroad and over the years navigated to all seven continents and many remote islands. Some once, some twice, some three or four times. These were no ordinary tourist vacations, and she preferred it that way. We were often off the grid or on the path less traveled, where most normal people would not go, which certainly led to a more authentic cultural adventure. In hindsight, there were many times where she had us in questionable situations.

She was known as Jean, but also answered to Doris Jean, D.J. and/or Mimi. She was a highly spirited woman, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She was sassy, strong, stubborn and always full of vim and vigor. She was extremely vocal and opinionated and never minced her words even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear. She either liked you or she didn't, there was no room for in between. The many who received the coveted SOB title knew they were truly in some deep #### and it was time to get out of arms reach and/or throwing distance. We feel pretty confident the mold was broken and there will be no one like her again. She will be missed by many who were fortunate enough to have had her in their life.

Jean is survived by her son, James Randal Satterwhite and his wife Susie, her two daughters Gaye Ann Satterwhite, Ginger Kay Satterwhite Brown, her niece Linda Hartsfield, and ten grandchildren: Juli Satterwhite Glover and her husband Danny, Melanie Satterwhite Nichols, Dustin Satterwhite, Christopher Brown, Parker Brown, Hunter Brown, Kendall Brown, Stefanie Satterwhite, Storie Satterwhite, Ruby Jean Satterwhite and six great-grandchildren: Sawyer Glover, Clay Glover, Malachi Nichols, Caleb Nichols, Hayden Deviney, Joshua Marder and the newest edition Eloise Eris Kirkham. She was preceded in death by her Parents James A. and Edna Emma Groves Thompson, her husband Raymond Davis Satterwhite, her son Gilbert Ray Satterwhite, her sister Mary Thompson Hartsfield and husband John, her nephew Buddy Hartsfield, her many beloved pets and multiple members of the Thompson crew.

Jean will be put to rest with a private family celebration as soon as her castle arrives. We are hoping to pull together a Mimi roast at a later date. Those wishing to share in Jean's memory please make charitable donations in her honor to:

Gilbert R. Satterwhite Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The University of Texas at Austin
Gift Processing
PO Box 7458
Austin, Texas 78713
Phone: 800-687-4602
Fax: 512-475-7743
http://
giving.utexas.edu

P.A. Watson Cemetery
c/o David Isom
2122 Barberry DR.
Dallas, Tx. 75211