Hezekiah "Buck" "Zeke" Hand

Apr 26, 1921 - Jun 1, 2015


Also known as Buster. Buck was born April 26, 1921 near Edison, NE to Albert and Martha Hand. Died June 1st, 2015. Retired from the City of Sacramento Water Department in 1982. Buck farmed for many years in Nebraska before moving to California in the 1950’s. Buck never lost his farming roots and enjoyed his gardening until the end. Buck was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, and will be greatly missed by his extensive family. Buck is survived by his son Gary (Georgeane), son Rodney (Julie), son Kim, daughter Crystal (Rich), daughter Kyla (Kurt), daughter-in-law Carol (Jack), Grandchildren Debbie, Deanna, Brian, Cindy, Kelli, Angela, Nicholas, Matthew, Eric, Garrett, and Krysta, 11 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Buck was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Bonnie, son Randy, grandson Jeffrey, great granddaughter Kristi, sister Cecil, and brothers Sam, Fritz, and John.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Nancy Penrose-Jones says:

    Blessings and light yo the Hand family. Between 6 Hand children and 8 Penrose children, we had quite a crowd! I have fond memories of Mr. Hand who we got a kick out of calling him “Hezekiah”! I loved the warm summer nights when we all got to have homemade vanilla ice cream with sugared boysenberries on top and sat on the lawn to wait for State Fair fireworks! Fond memories growing up on Ortega Street…… My your soul be granted eternal rest “Buck”, we will miss you!

  • Your granddaughter Debbie says:

    As your first grandchild, I have so many wonderful memories with you & grandma. You were a quiet & gentle man & I feel blessed to have had you as a grandpa. I remember of course the homemade vanilla ice cream, the candy bars you always kept in the sock drawer, watching Hee Haw with you on Sundays, going to Idaho, Yellowstone Park, the World Fair, & many State fairs. I remember many Hand family picnics. I remember when I found out I was having a son & I said I should name him after you. You said please don’t Hezekiah is a rough name to grow up with. I thought it was unique, just like you. I always felt like you were the guardian as you stood on the porch & watch us leave your house. You did that every time I visited. I sure do miss that. I love you to the moon & back. Rest in peace now with grandma.

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  • Gerry & larry Yost says:

    Our sympathy to all of you on Buck’s passing. Your parents meant so much to my PIERCE/FREDERICK family. The memories will linger forever.

  • Sue Mattos says:

    Kyla, Garrett and family – Your Sutter PAFS family, current and former, are thinking of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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