Mildred W. Hand


Mildred W. Hand, 82 of Cottage Grove, passed away Sept. 3, 2017.

She was born Dec. 16, 1934 in Marshfield, Oregon to Harry and Grace (Guilliams) Wagner.

Mildred graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1953.

On May 31, 1953, in Cottage Grove, she and Donald Eugene Hand were married. He preceded her in death in 2000.

She worked for the Register Guard as Circulation Manager and for a video store for 15 years.

Mildred enjoyed bowling, knitting, crochet, traveling, making jelly, and spending time with her family.  She was a USBC member and in the Bowling Hall of Fame and the Oregon Bowling Assoc.

She is survived by two sons, Robert (Becky) Hand of Cottage Grove and Allen (Stacy) Hand of Eugene, Ore., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 13 at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and her funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thurs., Sept. 14 at Smith-Lund-Mills, with burial to follow at Fir Grove Cemetery and a reception will be held at noon at The Cottage Bowl following interment.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Parkinson’s Society or to the Cottage Grove Bowling Club, 740 Row River Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424.

Arrangements under the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove, OR  97424.

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