Georgeane Hand

Apr 19, 1949 - Aug 3, 2022

East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 East Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove , CA, 95624


Georgeane (Georgie) Hand passed away at the age of 73 on August 3, 2022, in Sacramento, California. Georgeane was preceded in death by her mother Ruth Ference and her father George Ference. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gary; her faithful canine companion, Ruger; sister Cynthia Ference (George Carlaftes); children, Deanna Clark (Matt), Brian (Barbara), stepdaughter Debra Ford (Mike); grandchildren Jay Devito (Garland), Brittney O’Keefe (Ryan), Mitchel Ford (Bre) and Emily Hand; and great grandchildren Isabelle O’Keefe, Jameson O’Keefe and George Devito.
Georgeane was a stay at home mother and her priority was raising her children and supporting their activities. When the children were grown, she volunteered for years at a kennel and enjoyed placing animals in their forever homes. Then she returned to work and retired from Plumbing Service Company. She liked working with her boss, the work crews, and their customers.
Georgeane enjoyed camping trips with the family to Bodega Bay and French Meadows. She also enjoyed vacationing in Idaho with her husband, and cross country trips with her sister. Georgeane was also the luckiest gamble that you had ever seen, whether it was Lake Tahoe, Reno or Thunder Valley.
Georgeane retired and begun walking at Tahoe Park. She greeted and talked with all the walkers and their dogs, and stayed in touch with them even when she could not walk at the park anymore.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to an animal group of your choice.


  • Kelli Kemper says:

    Rest in peace Aunt Georgie. I will miss you. Thank you for being in my life. You have always been one of my favorite aunts. Say hi to all the family resting with you. Will see you all again someday.
    Love you,

  • Jesse Kelley says:

    Old friends are like family. They may be gone, but never forgotten. Rest in Peace, Georgeanne.

  • Suzanne Pascual says:

    Rest In Peace dear friend. I will always remember your beautiful smile and love of life. I will miss you.

  • Melissa and Jerry Malone says:

    My dearest Georgeane,
    rest in peace my dear friend. I have loved being able to chat with you over all these years and I will miss you so very much. You and Gary have been in our lives for so long and we have loved having this relationship with you. I know you will be watching all of us. Love you <3

  • Gwen McIntyre says:

    Rest in peace George. Praying for all that loved you.
    Bruce and Gwen McIntyre

  • Angela Grafton Gonzales says:

    I will miss you so much Aunt Georgie, you were a wonderful Aunt to me and I will see you again some day.

    Love Angela

  • Anne Marie Flaherty says:

    She was a lovely lady who will be missed.

  • Lori Center says:

    Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  • Debbie Ford says:

    You became my stepmom before my 4th birthday. You gave stepmoms a good name, as all I had to base it on was Cinderella. You were like the Julia Roberts stepmom. 😉 You have been in my life through all the highs, & lows, through all the good & bad, through all the happy & sad. Thank you for making Sunday my favorite day of the week, as that was my dad’s visitation day. I spent the day at your home, visiting the Hand family, & spending time with you, my dad & the brother & sister you gave me. Thank you for your love, & all the wonderful memories. I love ❤️ & miss you so very much.

  • Sue Imig says:

    Georgie you were one of a kind who I got to know after you lost weight through walking my park. I watched you for over a year from my chair gradually reduce to a shadow of yourself….you, Gary, Ruger, Dee and Duke. You were my inspiration for walking because I saw it worked…..I have missed seeing you, celebrating birthdays and Christmases will always be memories! We shall meet again! Love you forever!

  • Dennis Marino says:

    Dear Friend of 60+ years. I will miss our conversations and will forever remember how wonderfully supporting you were when my mother passed away. You were so welcoming to me when I was in Sacramento. I will always appreciated that.

    Love, Dennis

  • Susan Noblett says:

    Although you no longer walk this earth, your life lives on in all the lives you have touched. Your legacy is filled with love and gratitude from all of your friends and family.

  • Wayne Weaver says:

    I will always miss you walking the park. No matter how bad you felt you were always there. You always had a bag full of treats for every dog you came across. I will forever be amazed how you knew everyone’s name and where they lived and what they did. You may be gone but you will always be remembered.

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