Louis M. Hinds (1939 - 2015)

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In the early morning hours of Aug. 29, 2015, with the bright full moon lighting his way, Mrs. Hinds' lovely boy, Louis, left us for his next adventure. He was born to Aloysius Patrick Hinds and Elizabeth Marie (Brockman) on Oct. 11, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo. Louis attended Catholic schools in Pueblo and spent his teenage years as a lifeguard, boxing and winning Golden Glove events and then following in love with Carol Jahn. They married and quickly had four children: Lou Ann, Louis Martin Jr., Andrea and Mary. His growing family necessitated choosing a career and he started his telephone lineman apprenticeship in Colorado. In September 1964, Louis and his brother-in-law, Raymond Marshall, drove the Alcan Highway to Anchorage and immediately decided to move the family to Alaska. Over the next couple of decades, he worked in Alaska building telecommunication infrastructure as a member of the IBEW 1547. Carol and Louis had two more children, Maureen and Joseph, but divorced in 1974. Louis married Lillian Bennett and Louis was blessed with his stepdaughter, Vicki and his last child, Lynette. Lillian died in November 1983, and Louis retired and spent his time traveling across the U.S. visiting with family and friends, including several years in Georgia with Terrie and Dixon Hattaway. It wasn't unusual for him to move every couple of years to check out a new place he had read about and excited him with new possibilities. Louis was always ready to share stories and his seeming infinite number of jokes with people he met along the way. Louis settled down after rekindling his 50-year friendship with Nona Rhodus, which then evolved into a wonderful last love. This love brought him back to Alaska in May 2013, and both were blessed with a committed relationship full of much laughter, kindness and love. Nona lovingly cared for him after his lung cancer diagnosis. Louis was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Patrick; and son, Louis M. Hinds Jr. He is survived by his sisters, Peggy Skube and Mary Ellen Shelter; loving companion, Nona Rhodus; and his children, Lou Ann (Doug) Poage, Andrea Hinds, Mary (Rick) Podobnik, Maureen (Ramiro) Ramirez, Joseph (Jo Ann) Hinds, Lynette (Sven) Jonsson and Victorina Dushkin. He is survived by grandchildren, Marcie, Carol, Laura, Jennifer, Gabe, Fred, Ariana, Shani, Sheri, Kevan, Armagan, Mary-Kate, Jamie, Kyle, Dominique and Gunnar; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Holy Cross Parish, 2627 Lore Road in Anchorage, Alaska. The family would like to thank Providence Hospice staff Liz, Brenda and Debra and Immediate Care's PCA Lola for all of their help.
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Holy Cross Parish
2627 Lore Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 1, 2015