Blanche Ella Spencer Hand, 94, died Oct. 6, 2004 in Tempe. She was born in Neponset, Ill.
Mrs. Hand traveled extensively, and is a former resident of Kohl's Ranch, Chandler, Ariz. and Sunnyland, Ill.
She and her husband celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in July 2004, with all of their immediate and extended family attending.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; daughter, Marilyn Draper of Elisabeth, Colo.; sons, Robert Hand of Tempe, Richard Hand of Carefree and Randall Hand of Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale. Her cremains will be interred in Mountain Meadows Memorial Park Cemetery, Upper Round Valley Road in Payson.
Donations can made be made to Carestone Assisted Living Employee's Fund, 1875 E. Guadalupe Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, or Hospice of the Valley, East Office, 777 W. Southern Ave., Suite 301, Bldg. C, Mesa, AZ 85210.