Doyle Satterlee was born June 30, 1926, in Salem, Oregon, to parents Floyd and Wilma Satterlee. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he was sent to Chicago for Rocket Technician Training and then was deployed to the Marshall Islands on the USS Iowa in 1944. Once there, he was assigned to 4 LCI or Landing Craft Infantry boats, and was responsible for their Rocket Launching Systems.
After the war, he attended Pacific University in Portland, Oregon, where he studied Ophthalmology and also received his pilot's license which he used most of his life flying private aircraft.
A number of years after this, he attended O.I.T. to study watch making and received his State of Oregon Certification. In 1958, he met his wife, Deloris Meyer's, who was a school teacher in Terrebonne. They were married on July 27, 1959, in Jefferson, Oregon. In 1960, they opened a jewelry store in Madras, named Satterlee's Jewelry, which they operated until 1988. Their son, Sean, took over the family business, which is still in business today in Redmond.
In the early 1970s, he started traveling to Mexico to fish for Marlin and was so enchanted with the place he purchased a lot in Spa Buena Vista, Mexico, where he later built a place for he and his wife to winter in during the colder months up north. They used this place up until 2003 when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. In its place, they purchased a place in Surprise, Arizona, where they spent the winters up until her death in March 2009. In the Fall of that year, he returned to Spa Buena Vista, where he spent the next 10 years enjoying life by the Sea of Cortez. He passed away Nov. 3, in Ajijic, Mexico, where he was living at the time of his death.
He is survived by his two sons, Mark (Renee) Satterlee of La Ribera Baja California Sur, Mexico, and Sean (Keri)Satterlee, and their two sons, Gabriel and Ayden of Redmond; and his sister, Kay Nutt of Hillsboro. Preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Satterlee; and his sister, Degay Perez.