Dale James Hand

1927 ~ 2020

Dale James Hand passed away on March 11, 2020. He was born August 18, 1927, in Sandy, Utah, to David A. Hand and Susie Stewart Hand. The last of eight children. He married Afton Joy Gregory May 25, 1949, in Murray, Utah. They were later sealed for time and eternity in the Jordan River Temple. To this union were born two sons: Randall Dale Hand and Gregory James Hand.

He graduated from Jordan High School, where he was active in sports. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years. Dale and Afton enjoyed bowling and they won many trophies and prizes. They also enjoyed golfing, and each one got a hole in one. Dale said it was just dumb luck on his part; as his golf clubs didn't always work the way they should.

He retired from the U.S. Postal service where he served as a carrier. He received many awards for his performance. He was Safety Captain for two years and secretary for the Letter Carriers Association for six years. Dale was an active member of the L.D.S. church. He was a Temple worker at the Jordan River Temple.

He is survived by his sons Randy Hand (Marti) Billings, Mont., and Greg Hand (Judy) West Valley City, Grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; Afton, his parents, three brothers: Merrill, Emerson and Kenneth, and four sisters: Guenevere, Marguerite, Geraldine, and Ramona.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East l0600 South, Sandy, Utah. A celebration of Dale\s life will be held at a later date.