LEWISTOWN — Alma Pauline Satterfield, 87, of Lewistown and former Roy area resident, a sweet lady, left this earth on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, for a better place.
She was born to Anton and Helen (Darrah) Rindal on April 11, 1923, in Lewistown. She was raised on a ranch near Fergus and remained in the Fergus and Roy area for 60 years. Alma attended Romunstead Country School through eighth grade, then graduated from Roy High School in 1941. She later attended Billings Business College for one year. On Dec. 16, 1945, Alma was united in marriage to Jesse M. Satterfield. He still had one year to serve in the Navy. When he returned, they lived with and worked for her parents for seven years. They then bought a ranch near Fergus, where they lived and ranched for the next 30 years. They retired and moved to Lewistown in 1983. Jess preceded her in death in 1997; she continued to live in Lewistown, moving into the Eagles Manor.
Alma belonged to the Fergus Woman's Club, the Young Wives Club of Roy, the Roy Rodeo Club and several other organizations.
Alma enjoyed a full life and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, many of whom live at the Eagles Manor in Lewistown, where she resided since 1997. She was a great cook and the best wife, mother and grandmother any of us could ask for.
Alma is survived by a son, Calvin (Kathy) Satterfield of Billings; three grandsons, Dean Satterfield of Lewistown, Russell Satterfield - USAF stationed in Rapid City, S.D., and Todd Satterfield of Baker City, Ore.; two great-grandchildren, Jesse and Sierra Satterfield; and one great-granddaughter, Josie Satterfield of Lewistown; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
No services will be held for Alma P. Satterfield. Cremation has taken place, with inurnment at Central Montana Memorial Gardens of Lewistown. Cloyd Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family.
Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.