passed away on Dec. 12, 2023, at her childhood home in Pembine, Wis. Alice was born to Carl Dixon and Lillian Dixon (Milbrand) on August 4, in the Iron Mountain Hospital. Judy, Miss Betty Crocker 1955-1956, graduated high school in Pembine in 1956, and went on to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to receive her undergraduate degree in elementary education in 1960. She obtained her master’s degree in education at the University of Alaska Anchorage in May 1971.
She met her husband, Bill Hand, while teaching in Alaska, they married in 1965. Judy taught mostly kindergarten and elementary throughout her career in teaching. Judy retired from teaching in 1984. She spent the remainder of her years going back and forth from Alaska and the Lower 48, enjoying time having adventures with her kids and husband; attending church; baking lots of delicious bread and goodies; and always managed to keep in touch with good friends and family.
Judy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine, and always helped others in need; she had such a kind and giving heart. Judy will always be loved dearly and is missed by all of her friends and family.
Judy was preceded in death by her father and mother, Carl and Lillian Dixon of Pembine; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Eva Jane Dixon of Romeo, Mich.; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Phyllis Dixon of Niagara, Wis.; and brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Arlene Dixon of Beecher, Wis.
Judy is survived by her daughter, Tina Hand Esaw of Elko, Nev.; son, Bill G. Hand Jr. of Homer, Alaska; sisters-in-law, Wanda Weeks of Richland, Wash., Mary Grunden of Arvada, Colo., and Sarah Bennett of Mattawa, Wash.; granddaughters, DeShalyne and Brianna Esaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life for Alice Judy Hand on May 31, 2024, at 10 a.m., at the Pembine Cemetery. Please feel free to join us if you are a friend or family member.
Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting Alice’s family with arrangements.