Douglas Scott Hinds, 55, of Santa Cruz, CA, passed away at home on the morning of May 24, 2013 from ALS. Doug was born October 2, 1957 in Massena, New York, to Jack and Ruth Hinds of Scotts Valley, CA. Doug was the 2nd child and the oldest son in a family of 5 children. The family settled in Santa Cruz when Douglas was 10 in 1968. Doug graduated from Harbor High School in 1975, and after graduation and some course work at Cabrillo Jr. College, he started in construction, working for local contractors. Doug was 22 years old when he got his contractor's license March 30, 1981. Over the years Doug established a number of companies, on his own and with partners, including his brother Dwight. He leaves Hinds Framing Services, as his final legacy, with his son Jason. Doug was a lifelong builder, contractor, a passionate duck hunter, a fisherman and outdoorsman, a great hand and eye with a shotgun, and a lover of cowboy history and art.
Douglas is survived by a large and close family; Doug and Lori Stoll raised 3 sons, Jason (married to Yusni), Jared, and Troy. Doug and Kathleen Hinds shared 2 children, Zon and Jessica. Doug leaves his parents, Jack and Ruth Hinds, and 4 siblings, Sally, Drew, Dwight and Terri, along with nephews, nieces, extended family, fellow fisherman, hunters, buddies, and friends.