Gary Hines passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 7, 2012. He was 68, just three days from his birthday.
Gary was born Aug. 10, 1945, in Stockton, Calif. He lived in Laguna Niguel, Calif., prior to moving to Ridgecrest in 1986.
Gary was in the Navy a few years and he was a fireman for a short time. He also worked in supply and inventory and was in security for a few years.
Gary is survived by his wife Shirley, brother Don and his wife Jeanne and nephew Randy. Also surviving him are stepchildren Sheryl and her husband Hieatt, Christina and her husband Jim Colangelo, stepson Lee and his wife Cheryl Patrick; step-grandchildren Jason, Krista, Jozua, Justin, Brittany, Lee and Bred; daughter Julie; several great-grandchildren and several aunts and uncles.
Gary was preceded in death by his dad, Tom, and his mom, Doris Hines; his stepdaughter Brandi Maguire; and his nephew, David Hines.
Gary will be missed by everyone for a very long time. He loved the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, Calif., so that is where his wife scattered his ashes.
Submitted by family of Gary HinesStory First Published: 2012-10-03