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Dick passed during the dawning hours of the day on February 10, 2013. His wife of 50 years, Dodie, and youngest son, Brian were by his side.
In addition to Dodie, Dick is survived by his eldest son, Ken (Sherri) Handley; youngest son, Brian (Lisa); and his beloved granddaughter, Melia. Also his brother, Bill Handley of Ojai, Calif.; sister, La Vera Speer of Auburn; mother-in-law, Vivian Wilken; sister-in-law, Delva (Spencer) Gibson; sister-in-law, Doris Wilken; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and Aunt Elaine and Aunt Betty. In addition, he leaves four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Chet and Olive Handley; father-in-law, Walter Wilken; and sister-in-law, Barbara Handley.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established a Memorial Tree Fund to plant trees as a tribute to Dick. Contributions can be made directly to Dodie Handley.
A Memorial Service will be held at Sierra Grace Fellowship, 1260 Wesley Lane, Auburn, on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Feb. 20, 2013