Gregory Scott Jines
April 14, 1958 – September 1, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that Greg’s family and loved ones report his recent passing. Greg was a fun, gregarious, generous and caring individual. His first concern was always for those less fortunate than himself, and he took steps to help. He was born April 14, 1958 in Ventura California. He formed lifelong friendships there, and after two years of living in Ahwahnee, he graduated from Yosemite Union High School (Class of 1977) and returned to Ventura. He was a passionate and skilled square dancer, and spoke often of the cross-country road trip he took to attend a convention in Florida in his early twenties. He spent a few years framing buildings when he lived in Palmdale with his first wife, Katie (Horning) Jines, whom he married in 1982. After the dissolution of his marriage he returned to the mountains and followed his father’s footsteps into the concrete pumping business. He married Kathleen (Beshears) Jines in Oakhurst in 1999, and remained married until 2010. He formed his own business, appropriately named, Greg’s Concrete Pumping, and served the Oakhurst and Mariposa areas from his home in BootJack, CA, until his passing. Greg was the quintessential Mountain Business Man, trading favors and good will with all those with whom he had contact. He maintained a wide circle of friends with countless dune buggy and boating trips, and abundant laughter. Copious laughter. In fact, if you listen carefully, you can still hear it, it just seems to be coming from above now. Greg lived a full and wonderful life, balancing work with pleasure and enjoying his friendships and family. He was taken from us by skin cancer, at far too early an age, and has left a hole in our hearts. Greg is survived by his girlfriend and partner, Judy McDonough of Bootjack, his parents, Jack and Diane Jines, of Oakhurst, his brother and sister-law, Alan and Beth Jines of Oakhurst, his sister Juli Jines of Kremmling, Colorado, and his nephews and nieces Nathan Jines of Oakland, CA, Bradley Jines of Scotts Valley, CA, Aspen Setaro of Pompano Beach, Florida, Kelsey Clayton of Big Fork, MT, and Bailey Reker of Elk River, MN, and their partners. A web site has been established by Palm Memorial - Sierra Chapel (Greg's Memorial Web Page) where you can leave comments and share memories that will be enjoyed by his friends and family. Greg Jines Celebration of Life has been changed to an online only zoom event on September 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Please either enter “https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88315619175” into your browser, or go to Zoom, and enter meeting ID: 88315619175. Please join us and share a story! Please check the Palm Memorial Sierra Chapel Website for any necessary updates prior to the 26th.
Celebration of Life
Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church
Gregory Scott Jines
September 26, 2020
Everyone should be fortunate to have a friend like Greg. I have never met a man like him. When we got together we called each other brothers from different mothers. We had different views on many issues like politics, but never once did they lead to an argument, we were true friends that could talk through problems. A true friend means that you didn’t have to be afraid to talk about personnel issues, and share your concerns. Greg was just as open, and I could never have more respect for him. Greg was such a vivacious man, his laughter could be heard a great distance. Greg’s generosity was everywhere, one would mention a problem they’re having and Greg would jump right in with offers of help. I remember Greg volunteering to help build the 9-11 towers monument at the Mariposa Arts Park. People will walk on the sidewalks in the Arts Park never knowing that this generous man chose to spend his time and money on his day off for all these people who would never know what a unselfish man he was. I could go on singing the platitudes of Greg that could fill a book, we all have these wonderful memories of this dear man. I ‘m really not sure how we can make it without him, I know I’m having a hard time with his loss. I know Greg would want us to have nice and loving thoughts of him. The last message I have from Greg, he told me of the problems he was having, and not to worry he was going to fight it and recover, Greg’s concern was for me and not himself. He ended his message by saying he loves me, and that was when I knew… I would never see or hear from him again. Greg’s memory will live on, as long as his family and friends can hear his laughter in our hearts, that laugh always put a smile on my face.
I Love you brother, Craig
September 26, 2020
I am so Thankful and Blessed that I was able to meet and spend time with Greg while visiting my new found family in Oakhurst. I immediately enjoyed his gentle loving spirit. I was looking forward to creating future memories before his life was cut way to short.
“It is not Good Bye but until we meet again” 😇
Your Cousin Sharon
September 5, 2020
All my life I remember the joy that Uncle Greg brought with him when he was in the room. His laugh was contagious- he never ceased to bring the spirit of joy and generosity wherever he went. I have so many wonderful memories of Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays spent together eating, laughing, sharing. Uncle Greg was a storyteller - and his way of telling always had us rolling.
I am thankful that Uncle Greg knew Jesus, and that I had the opportunity to pray with him and was in tears as he re-affirmed his faith in the weeks before his passing. We love and miss you Uncle Greg, but until we see you again in heaven, we will miss your joy and your smile- may we carry with us the joy and zeal for life that you demonstrated so well.
Nathan, Lisa, Isaac, Hope & Luke
1 Thess 4:13, 2 Cor 5:8