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Bonita Joyce "Bonnie" Satterlee

June 5, 1935 ~ May 26, 2018 (age 82)

HAMILTON – Bonita Joyce Satterlee, 82, of Hamilton passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at her home with her husband, children and many grandchildren by her side.  She was born June 5, 1935 in McLean, TX the daughter of Bill and Lena Bailey.

Bonnie was raised and educated in McLean and graduated from McLean High School in 1953.  While in attending school she excelled at basketball.  Bonnie was on the varsity team as a 7th grader, captain of the team for 2 years and took her team to the state championship 3 years while averaging 30 points a game.  Shortly after high school, she moved to Albuquerque, NM and met Charles Satterlee.  They married on January 4, 1963 and remained together for over 55 years. 

Bonnie and Charles raised there family in San Diego, CA.  She raised and showed horses for many years.  Together they retired to Hamilton in 1997.  Bonnie enjoyed playing cards with her friends and being a member of the Newcomer’s Club in Hamilton.  She was also a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Hamilton.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Betty Jo Warren; her brother, Billy Jack Bailey; and her grandson, Bradley Satterlee.  She is survived by her husband, Charles, of Hamilton; 3 children, Chuck Satterlee and wife Kim of Lolo, David Satterlee and wife Stacey of Escondido, CA and Julie Dybdal and husband Steve of Missoula; 12 grandchildren, Erin, Chad, Amy, Mandie, Jodie, Andrew, Zachary, Nicole, Rachael, David, Dylan and Darby; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Grace Fellowship Church (205 West Desmet in Hamilton).  Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com. 

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