SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Gretchen R. Gines was born Feb. 7, 1947, in Washington, 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 after a brief bout with cancer, withholding her illness for six 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 and his family; cousins Cheryl, Cheri, Kevin, and their families, all in Indiana. There will be a Celebration of Life at Palisades Presbyterian Church, 6301 Birchwood St., San Diego, CA 92120, on Friday. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in Gretchen’s name.