Friday, July 20, 2012

Mary Lee Lynch Hand, BHS 1938

Mary Lee Lynch Hand, BHS 1938

Long Beach Press-Telegram (CA) - Wednesday, February 8, 2012

October 15, 1920 - January 31, 2012

Mary Lee was a loving, caring, and encouraging mother, friend and neighbor. She impacted and lifted up others through her hospitality and giving. She gave her children and grandchildren unconditional love and encouraged them to pursue their passions. Mary Lee and Ralph traveled the world together. Mary Lee was a unique lady of strength, beauty, and class that will be greatly missed by all.

She was born in Banning, graduated from Burbank High School , and Santa Barbara State College, credentialed to teach Home Economics- Secondary by the California State Board of Education. Throughout her life she was active in: Ebell Jr.; P.T.A Board member and room mother; Camp Fire Girl Leader; taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school; coordinated weddings; Delta Zeta alumna; Pan-Hellenic Representative; Assistance League of Long Beach life member; P.E.O. - Chapter DU - President; Rotary Anns - President; worked at Stretch & Sew; loved to travel, sew and garden; was a gourmet cook.

She was predeceased by beloved husband, Ralph G. Hand; sons, Bradley (Mary) Hand; Robert (Lizbeth) Hand; daughters, Constance (William Filbey) Hand; Christine (Gordon) Engh; grandchildren, Jason (Bridget Sisemore) Engh, Cameron (Nichole) Hand, Carolyn (Mark) Hand, Daniel (Kathryn) Hand, Dylan Hand, Nathan Hand, Rachel (Jennings) McClarty. Memorial Services: Saturday, February 11, 11:00 AM, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5633 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach. Contributions may be made in Mary Lee's name to the Assistance League of Long Beach, 6220 E. Spring St., Long Beach CA 90815. Please sign the guest book at

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