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Robert Floyd Hands, 92, passed away March 20, 2010 in Chico, CA.

Robert was a long time resident of Orland. He was born March 13, 1918 in Henrietta, OK to John and Martha Hands. He married his wife of 69 years, Helen M. Gray on April 6, 1941. He retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1980, after 31 years of service. Robert was a Shriner and Mason. He enjoyed reading, gardening, visiting with friends and family and telling stores about working on the railroad.

He is survived by his wife, Helen of Orland; son, Randy Hands of Orland; granddaughter, Heidi Gilmore and husband, Joe; and grandson, Scott Hands and wife, Heather; and 3 great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Lacey Gilmore and Taylor Hands.

No Services were held.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Just for Children, c/o F.D. Sweet & Son Mortuary, Orland, CA.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Apr. 2, 2010
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