John Louis Hinds

John Louis Hinds John Louis Hinds passed away Sept. 2, 2012, in North Bend, Ore. He was 90.

A memorial service was held in Oregon. The family also plans a local scattering of John’s ashes, along with those of his sons Johnny and Michael, privately at a later date.

John was born Oct. 2, 1921, in South Portland, Maine. He served in the U. S. Navy as a young man in World War II and worked as a machinist at China Lake from 1955 until his retirement in 1981.

He is survived by wife Mary of Oregon; son Steven Hinds and daughter Kathy Heisler, both of Oregon; grandchildren Rob Antu, Amber Antu and Michelle Strong, all of Oregon; and grandchildren Miranda Hinds-Tavares and Justin Hinds, both of Ridgecrest. He is also survived by eight beautiful great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his first wife Theresa Hinds in 1999, eldest son Johnny Hinds in 2001, great-granddaughter Briauna Tavares in 2010 and youngest son Michael Hinds in 2012.

Submitted by the family of John Louis Hinds

Story First Published: 2012-10-24