Eva Marie Bouton Satterwhite, of Panhandle, TX passed away at age 94 on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
Due to current issues with large gatherings, a private family service will be held at the family plot in Higgins, TX.
Eva was born in Ellis County, Okla., to Alfred and Maud Bouton on November 8, 1925. She was the fourth of five girls who grew up on their farm near Higgins, TX. The Bouton farm neighbored that of her eventual husband, Lowell, to whom she was married for 59 years until his passing in 2002. Eva graduated from high school from Bishop School. She often reminded her family that she was the valedictorian and married the only boy in her class of 6 students. She later went on to earn her Associate’s Degree in Business and spent the bulk of her career working at the Carson County Tax Assessor’s Office. Eva’s character was forged growing up on the farm during the Great Depression and in the center of the Dust Bowl where she, all of her sisters and father were forced to step up to a greater degree following the passing of her mother when she was a toddler. She and her sisters developed a strong work ethic and an unbreakable bond that has continued to this day. The five sisters were responsible for hosting the Bouton family reunions which have been an annual event for 60+ years and have always been well attended by the sisters’ children, grandkids, and great-grandkids.
Eva was as frugal as they come, often being teased by her sons and grandkids for her collections of twisty ties, bread bags, and plastic “Oleo” dishes. As a result of their hard work and Eva’s frugal nature, Eva and Lowell were able to thoroughly enjoy an early retirement together as they traveled, fished and spent time at their cabin in the Rocky Mountains. Eva loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She had a quick wit and was always refreshingly honest in her interactions with her family. Eva was/is the anchor for Lowell, her three sons, and their families. She spent her final years at her home in Panhandle with family always by her side.
Survivors include her little sister, Reta Engelman of Beaver; her three sons, Larry and wife Sandra, of Las Vegas, Matt and wife Linda of Amarillo, and Kent and wife Lynne of Fritch; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lowell; her grandson, Kamron; and three of her four sisters, Isla, June, and Mary Lou.
Appreciation is extended to the skills and kindness of Dr. Nguyen, Carmen Ochoa, Maria Bueno, Holly Hoganson, Kelly Carroll, Hillary Jameson, Matt Batdorff, and the entire staff at Pampa Nursing Center. And last but not least, Nicole Satterwhite Hedrick for two decades of comfort and companionship as her granddaughter, neighbor, and friend. Nicole’s care and compassion continued through her work with Grandma during rehabilitation therapy.