GINES, GRETCHEN R. Gretchen R. Gines, born February 7, 1947 in Washington, IN. and moved to San Diego in 1973. She worked at AMS for 30 years, retiring two years ago. She enjoyed life to the fullest with family and friends almost to the day she died on December 11th, after a brief bout with cancer, withholding her illness for 6 months from her friends, never wanting to be the focus of sympathy. Gretchen never married and is survived by her only sibling, Gaetana Patton, brother-in-law Mike, nephews Andy, Eric and their families, several cousins and their families (all in Indiana). There will be a Celebration of Life at Palisades Presbyterian Church, 6301 Birchwood St, San Diego, 92120, on Friday, December 14th at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the in Gretchen's name.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 12, 2012