Joy L. Hands

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  • "Rest in peace Joy. You are missed at our annual Alumnae..."
  • "Joy, You were a joy to know. You will be missed. Deena"
    - Deena Schrauder
  • "With Deepest Sympathy Dr Ali Dr Tshibaka and Dr Gordon"
  • "Sorry for your loss. My Dad Allen Upton talked of her..."
    - Kelley Upton Clark
  • "with deepest sympathy Frank and doris Diez"
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Joy Lynn Upton Hands, 75, of Mount Airy, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born Dec. 25, 1938, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Doris Pauline Weidman Smith, of Mount Airy, and the late Edwin Upton. She was the wife of Kenneth Hands, who died May 2, 2013.

She was a nurse at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster. She was a member of Mount Airy Full Gospel Church in Mount Airy. She enjoyed baking and crafts.

Surviving are children Deborah and Charles Lusco, of York, Pa., and David and Amy Hands, of Westminster; a brother, Fred Nilsen, of Pasadena; grandchildren Madison and Megan Hands, Joy Rose and Jason Lusco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Allen Hands; and a sibling, Nils Nilsen.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Airy Full Gospel Church, 13949 Penn Shop Road, Mount Airy, with the Rev. Thomas Gue officiating. Graveside interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Mount Airy Full Gospel Church, 13949 Penn Shop Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771; or The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1000, Westminster, MD 21157.

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Burrier-Queen Funeral Directors, P.A.
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 17, 2014
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