Michael D. Satterthwaite was born Sept. 8, 1966, as a twin to Mark Satterthwaite, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both twins were adopted shortly after by Vaughn and Gail Satterthwaite. Mike grew up in the Narrows Valley on the Nick Sims ranch. He enjoyed exploring the valley, fishing, hunting and working on the ranch as a young man. Mike graduated from Evanston High School in May of 1985. He later went to work for numerous companies, the last of which was the Union Pacific Railroad.
Mike met the love of his life, Gaylee Kemp, in 1990. They were married in Evanston on June 26, 1993. Mike and Gaylee made an exceptional team remodeling and flipping several homes in the Evanston area. The last home they did together was the Beckwith home. Aschel Collins Beckwith was one of the town’s original founders. Mike’s favorite room was the old crematorium that he named his “Man Cave.”
Mike had many accomplishments in his life, from flipping houses to being one of the most liked and respected employees of the Union Pacific Railroad. He unfortunately passed away in the morning hours of Aug. 4.
He is survived by wife, Gaylee D. Satterthwaite; father, Vaughn Satterthwaite; mother, Gail Satterthwaite; sister, Sherry (Mike) Johnson; and brother, Mark (Cortney) Satterthwaite.
He will be greatly missed by all. God bless him in heaven. In lieu of flowers, donations to offset funeral expenses would be appreciated.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Crandall Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow directly after the funeral at the Evanston City Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.