Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home It's all about saying goodbye. Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Thomas Myron Satra
September 6, 1945 - October 24, 2020

Residence: Sidney, MT

Thomas “Tom” Myron Satra was born September 6, 1945 to Clarence and Florence Satra (Kohlman) in Harvey, ND and baptized Lutheran. Tom joined an older brother and would eventually welcome four additional siblings – three brothers and one sister. A strong-willed child, Tom survived a near drowning as a toddler. He was raised on the family farm west of Sidney, MT where, in addition to helping with farm work, he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball, building rafts, exploring caves, fishing, hunting, and putting up teepees with his brothers. He was into fitness and built a pole vault at the Albright farm when younger. He had a stellar memory; Tom spoke to his brother Jim recently about a fishing expedition they had as kids in which they walked 2.5 miles to Lone Creek. Tom recalled the exact fishing lure Jim had used to catch a fish over 60 years ago!

Tom graduated Sidney High School in 1963 where he had taken part in FFA, Intramural, and Pep Club. He attended MSU-Bozeman and joined the National Guard for 6 years to serve his country. He was united in marriage to Gayanne Slagle at Pella Lutheran in Sidney on August 24, 1978 and divorced June 4, 1980. He worked in the oilfield for 35 years where he was known for being a very good driller/derrick hand. Tom had many friends and was known as someone who tried to help others – loving and trusting them, looking for the good in people and always working on making peace between friends and family. He is remembered as describing everyone as “a really nice guy/girl” and would give anyone the shirt off his back.

Tom’s devotion to the Lord was carried throughout his life. He acquired a great appreciation for Joel Osteen, making time for his sermons as often as possible. Tom’s passion, admiration, and love of horses and rodeos - specifically calf roping, and bull dogging started as a child, something that he enjoyed sharing with his nieces and nephew. He attended the Dean Oliver Calf Roping School and was close to beating the world champion at the Richland County Fair. Tom always had an eye for a good horse and loved to bring them to his land North of Sidney. His love of horses was unwavering, and a piece of his heart was extended to more than 60 horses he currently owned.

Tom, at the age of 75, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 24 from a respiratory infection, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, MT. His sister Linda was by his side. He was welcomed to the Lord’s kingdom by his mother Florence, father Clarence, and grandparents. He is survived by his siblings Glen Satra of Great Falls, Jim Satra of Sidney, Jerry Satra of Sidney, Linda Satra (Ullman) of Billings, Kenny (Sue) Satra of Sidney; 12 nieces, 1 nephew, and numerous great-nieces and nephews – of whom he always would ask his siblings about.

A celebration of Tom’s life and legacy is tentatively planned for Monday, September 6, 2021 – his birthday. Details will be posted closer to this date in the Sidney Herald, Roundup, McKenzie County Farmer, and on the Fulkerson’s website. If you would like to share a loving memory, photos, or stories with the family, please post on the Fulkerson’s website or send to jen_ullman@yahoo.com.



Let me tell you folks who have gathered here today
That I’m a proud and thankful cowboy who has just passed away
I know it’s hard but, please don’t cry
For I am now ridin’ Gods trails high up in the sky
The horse I’m ridin’ now don’t spook, buck or kick
For God stables perfect horses and now I have my pick
Lord, please forgive me of all my sins for I haven’t been perfect
But I know that he who believes in You forever wins!
I have lived a good life, a cowboy’s dream come true
Thank You Lord, for I’m now ready to ride into eternity
Me, my horse, and You.

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Keith Osborne (Billings , Mt)
Oct 27, 2020
My codolidences to the family of Tom he was always a good friend. I will miss seeing and talking to him
Violet E Tharp (Sidney, Montana)
Oct 29, 2020
My thoughts and prayers for you, Pat.
Tom Miller (Rapid City , Sd)
Oct 29, 2020
Tom heartfelt prayers for a Cowboy
Kirk Wambach (CARTWRIGHT, North Dakota)
Oct 31, 2020
Happy trails Tom. Hope you are mounted on a good horse.
Linda Maetzold (Chantilly, VA)
Nov 1, 2020
Tom was always such a nice man.
Wishing your family the joy of good memories with him.
Pam Dotson (WATFORD CITY, ND)
Nov 3, 2020
Sending thoughts and prayers to Tom's friends and family. Growing up as neighbors with the Satra family made Tom like a brother to our family. Many fond memories.
Dale Fessler (Williston, ND)
Nov 7, 2020
My prayers and condolences for the Satra Family with the loss of Tom. I was privileged to have worked with Tom on the rigs “back in the day”. He always had a ready smile and was not afraid of hard work. The few times that we bumped into each other as the years passed, he always had that smile and country warmth. He will not be forgotten.
Sheryl Douglas (Billings, MT)
Nov 10, 2020
I saw Tom frequently at Douglas Veterinarry Clinic & at All-West Ranch Supply. We had a very nice conversation one day about our faith & I asked him if he knew Jesus Christ as Savior & Lord. He said he did. He also related how much he enjoyed watching Joel Osteen. I am sure Tom's family & friends will be comforted by his confession of faith if they are also believers because they will see him once again. May the Holy Spirit comfort & bring you peace as you remember him.
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