Portola resident, Jimmey Escalante Encinas, passed from this life unexpectedly Monday morning, October 19, 2020 at Renown Hospital at the age of 62. Jimmey moved to the community of Portola twenty years ago.
He was born in El Centro, California on July 07, 1958, to Juanita Camacho and John Encinas. He was raised in Port Hueneme, California by Tony and Sara Escalante.
Jimmey is survived by his loving wife Carmelita Escalante-Encinas (and a few ex-wives), daughter Sara Escalante-Encinas, sons (that we know of) Joshua Paul Encinas, Jezse Escalante-Encinas and Brandon Escalante-Encinas; brothers George Limon, Robert (Butch) Escalante, Alejandro (Alex) Escalante, Arthur (Art) Escalante, Albert Escalante, Rudolph (Rocky) Escalante Hector Sighn, John Rodrigues, Tony Encinas; sisters Edith Escalante, Frances Escalante-Fox, Katy Rodrigues, Terry Rodrigues and Linda Rodrigues.
Jimmy was one of the happiest people you would ever meet, especially when he was surfing, where it was common for him to be whistling, singing, laughing, bird calling and turkey calling. He was one of the best surfers that we knew. From his grab rail, roundhouse cutbacks to his super stylish tube riding, at his size, he could out surf better than almost anyone back then. And he never got cold. He would wear a vest in the middle of winter at the Strand. Through his talent, outgoing spirit, size, and strength, he was given quite a bit of respect everywhere he surfed and made quite a few friends along the way, as well.
Jimmey was an amazing husband, father, pops, and uncle to his family and those he took in under his wing. Family was everything. He was involved in every aspect of his children’s lives.
A celebration of life is planned for Jimmey on November 8th 2020 at 1 p.m., at Portola Park, in Portola California (across from the library). There will also be a traditional surfer’s paddle out and ceremony on November 15th 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Port Hueneme Pier, in Port Hueneme Ca.