STEVENSVILLE – Richard “Dale” Hand, 65 of Stevensville lost his battle with liver cancer on Friday, May 28, 2010. He died at home with his nephew Jay Hand “Jaybird” by his side.
Dale was born on Nov. 14, 1944, in Merced, Calif. He grew up in San Bernardino and Anza, Calif.
He worked in the masonry business with his Dad and brothers and later started Hand-D-Powerwash and Water Truck Service. Dale was a member of the Hamilton Gun Club and also The Shifters Car Club.
The most important thing in Dale’s life were his friends and family. He’ll be forever remembered for his “big heart” and sense of humor. He was our special “Uncle Dale.”
Dale was preceded in death by his “Pop” and best friend Richard Lee Hand; his mother Betty (White) Hand and grandparents Ray and Jean Poorman.
He is survived by his sister, Debbie (Skip) Olsen of Grantsdale; brothers Jerry Hand of Sandpoint, Idaho, Dennis (Shere) Hand of Florence, Steve (Sue) Hand of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; two nephews, Jay and Abe and seven nieces, Cam, Mieko, Celena, Shawna, Carrie, Sara and Amy. Also 16 great-nieces and nephews survive, all of whom he dearly loved.
At Dale’s request there will be no services. Cremation has taken place by the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville.