Alice Elaine Hand, 63, of Justin, TX, died Saturday, February 14, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 4,1951, in Sayre, OK., where she lived with her parents and three brothers on the family farm. While attending Sayre High School, she met her high school sweetheart, Larry Hand, and they were married on March 9, 1969. They moved to Rapid City, SD., where Larry served in the US Air Force until 1973. Once completing his service, they moved back to Oklahoma and lived in various towns while raising their three sons, Jason, Justin and Jeff. In 1986, they moved to Arlington TX. and eventually were called into the Mexico Mission Field and were there for almost a decade. It was here that Alice found her calling mentoring women and children. Upon completing their mission work, they moved back to the Dallas Ft. Worth area. Alice furthered her education at UT Arlington and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics. She and Larry resided in the Justin area for the past 10 years. During this time she enjoyed being a grandmother to her six grandchildren and sharing her love of cooking, baking and gardening with them. Alice was survived by her husband Larry of Justin TX.; son, Jason Hand and his wife Kim of Argyle TX.; son, Justin Hand and his wife Marla of Justin, TX.; son, Jeff Hand and his wife Monica of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Sarah, Allie, Brenna, Braden, Rachel, Emily; brother, Larry Mackey and his wife Carla of Weatherford OK., brother Chris Mackey and his wife Peggy of Sayre OK., brother, Neil Mackey and his wife Deena of Coleman OK.; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Evelyn Mackey and her brother Carl Mackey. Visitation will be held at Lucas Funeral Home in Justin, Texas, on Wednesday, February 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with service immediately following. Interment will be on February 19 at 11:15 a.m., at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be sent to Texas Oncology Foundation, 12221 Merit Drive, Ste. 500, Dallas, Texas 75251.
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