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Grace Satterfield Bagwell

July 24, 1914 — December 8, 2009

Grace Satterfield Bagwell, 95, passed away the morning of December 8, 2009 at her home with her family at her side.

Grace was born July 24, 1914 in Pocatello, the fifth of nine children born to A.Y. and Jane Spence Satterfield and the first of their children to be born in Pocatello. She attended Whittier Elementary, Franklin Jr. High, and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1932. She started working as a typist for her father when she was a junior in high school. She received many awards for her typing skills, and continued to work for her father when he and her brother, Rulon organized the Beneficial Protective Insurance Association in 1932. She continued to work for the BPA as secretary and bookkeeper until 1952. She also started a tax consulting service that she operated until she was 80 years old.

Grace has served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a teacher for Relief Society and Sunday school; as well as held stake positions in those organizations. She has been a drama teacher for the church, a secretary for the YWCA, and was President of the Y-ettes, a YWCA service organization. Her public service through the years has included working for the Allied Civic Forces with her father while he served in the Idaho Legislature.

Grace married Bill Boyatt in 1934. Together they had three children, twin boys, Robert Edwin and Richard Ammon who both died in early infancy, and a daughter, Judy Rae. Grace and Bill were later divorced. Grace married James R. Bagwell in 1943 and they had one daughter, Diana Jane. They divorced in 1969.
Grace's greatest loves were her family, her house and yard, her Canasta games, and her favorite puppy, Scooter " pretty much in that order. She always enjoyed going to the family cabin on Hebgen Lake where she always caught the most and biggest fish.

Grace is survived by her daughters, Judy Dawson and Diana (James) Payne; her grandchildren, Dee (Rex) Johnson, Stacie (Brian) Allen, and Shawn (Kasonora) Payne; and four great-grandchildren, Erin, Jake, Andrew and Rebeka. She is also survived by her sisters, Veda Anderson and Jean Simpson, and a brother, Jack Satterfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, Lucille Beem, Rulon Satterfield, Ruby Horrell, Charles Satterfield, and Homer Satterfield, and her twin sons.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Creekside Hospice for their wonderful care and concern for our mother and our family.

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