Scott Allen Hinchcliff
Your life was a gift; Your memory a treasure. You re missed beyond words, and loved beyond measure.
Scott Allen Hinchcliff left this world surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 17 after
a valiant battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, he was
62 years old.
Scott enjoyed a twenty year career saving hundreds of lives along the cliffs and beaches
of San Diego with the San Diego City Lifeguards; retiring as Sergeant in 1989. He leaves
behind a loving brotherhood in that organization. Upon his retirement from lifeguarding
Scott and his wife of 28 years, Anne, brought their family from San Diego to what Scott
called “God’s Country”, Siskiyou County.
Scott loved living here; enjoying hiking, snowboarding, camping and fishing with his
children Taylor Scot, Trevor Grant, and Sarah Elizabeth. He started a second career here
as a claims investigator with State Fund Insurance Company of Redding, although his true
love was lifeguarding.
Scott took many Siskiyou County youth to the beach and the ski park; and taught them
to surf and snowboard with his kids, wanting to share with them his love of the ocean and
the great outdoors. He loved the many friends he made here, and enjoyed playing music
with them and drinking his favorite Weed IPA beer; his very last night he spent watching
his beloved San Francisco Giants surrounded by family and friends.
Words cannot express the gratitude he felt for the many friends and volunteers who
spent time helping him in his last months, and for the help and excellent care he received
from Mercy Hospice’s Kristine Neel, Dr. Malee and Dr. Sternberg. He felt so very blessed
to live in this community.
Scott is survived by his father, Lester Grant, and siblings Leslie, Grant, Karma, Kent
and Lora; as well as his wife and children.
Please send any remembrances in Scott’s name to Mercy Hospice Mount Shasta.
Services will be held at the Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel on Lassen Lane on Friday,
April 26 at 12:00 noon. Immediately following will be a celebration of Scott’s life at the
Weed Brewery. All are welcome.