Theodore “Ted” Handa

Theodore “Ted” Handa

December 23, 1931 – November 29, 2021

Theodore Handa of Turlock passed away on November 29, 2021 after a short illness at the age of 89. He was born on December 23, 1931.

He is survived by his wife Dixie of 49 years and stepchildren Yvonna Brindeiro and Brenda LaFoom. He is preceded in death by his stepson Joe Brindeiro. He is also survived by his sisters Arlean LaCoss and Dorothy Hasegawa, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was so full of life, so loving and happy all the time. He loved fishing, camping and most of all, dancing with Dixie. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, December 9 at Allen Mortuary.  A celebration of Ted’s life will be held at 10am on Friday, December 10, also at Allen Mortuary.  Burial will be private at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.


  • Jim Autry December 8, 2021 6:59 pm

    Ted was a member of our poker group in the ’80’s. We loved his wit and good nature. He will be missed!

  • toms knoles December 8, 2021 9:50 pm

    I too remember Ted from those poker games many years ago. He had a great laugh, a great sense of humor and unfortunately for the rest of us, he enjoyed taking our money!

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