Lawrence (Larry) Hand, a resident at Carestone Assisted Living in Tempe for the past five years, died June 26, 2006 at the Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale.
Mr. Hand settled in Chandler in 1948 moving there from Washington, Ill.
During his life, Mr. Hand worked as a tool and die machinist at Caterpillar Tractor company in East Peoria, Ill. When he moved to Arizona he became a building and remodeling contractor.
Mr. Hand built and managed the Sierra Vista apartments in Chandler.
He and his wife, Blanche, who preceded him in death in 2004, raised three sons, Randall, Richard and Robert, and one daughter, Marilyn (Mrs. Donald Draper).
In 1969, Larry and Blanche relocated to Kohl's Ranch, which was their home until 2001.
They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in July 2004.
Mr. Hand is survived by his four children and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 1 at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale.
Contributions may be made to Homeowners Association Special Fund, Chapel of the Pines, Kohl's Ranch, President KRHA, Richard Hand, P.O. Box 3707, Carefree, AZ 85337.