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JoAnn Childress, née Satterwhite

JoAnn Childress, née Satterwhite

Sunday, September 8, 2019

JoAnn Childress, née Satterwhite, 86, peacefully passed at Parkview Nursing Home in Lockhart, Texas, on September 4, 2019. She was born at her parents’ house in her Mother and Father’s bedroom, in San Marcos, Texas, on June 11, 1933.

JoAnn is preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Emilie Graef Satterwhite, sister, Gladys Lyon and husband, David Lloyd Childress. Surviving siblings include Shirley Harris and Terry Satterwhite. She is also survived by son, David Jordan Childress and wife, Jea, and daughter, Nancy Pendleton and husband, John. Grandchildren include Joshua and Zane Childress; Dustin and Erik Phillips.

Granddaughters in law are Marissa, Jen, Tamara and Sheyanne. Beautiful great grandchildren are Zackary, Mackenzie, Charlotte, Jonathan, Daimen, Trista, Madison, Elizabeth, Kaylee, Preston, Peyton, Shane, Daniel, and Kaysen.

As a young girl, she worked for her parents in the laundry. JoAnn graduated from San Marcos High School, in 1951, and received two degrees from Southwest Texas State University, one being a masters in paralegal. JoAnn had strong work ethics which she passed down to her children. She began at Aquarena Springs, selling tickets and working in the gift shop. Next, she worked at the university in two different positions, one being the secretary for the Vice President, Dr. Norris, of Academic Affairs.

She had several passions: her family, painting, hitting garage sales (she loved a bargain!), antiques, sewing, and being a master gardener.

During her time as parishioner of San Marcos First United Methodist Church, she founded and organized Twice Blessed Resale Shop, whose earnings were donated to the church and other nonprofit organizations. One can see a beautiful stained-glass window she donated to The Green Church in Martindale

JoAnn, a true leader and disciplined person, achieved many goals in her life and remains a wonderful role model to all who knew her. She is remembered as so full of life and such energy.

Visitation Saturday, September 7th, 9-10:15 a.m. and service to follow at 10:30 a.m., all at Pennington Funeral Home. Interment to follow at San Marcos City Cemetery.

Arrangements under the care of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche St., 512-353-4311.

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