On November 24, 2000, Long Beach kitchen designer Dana Kathleen Jones married Carl Lynn Jenkins, whom people call Huck or Hucky.
He was born Carl Martinez in 1964 in the state of Washington. He attended Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California. In April 2010, Carl petitioned to change his name to Cain Finn Jones. (See case summary.)
In August 2014, five months after Dana’s death, he changed his name to Kane Finn Kealoha. (See announcement published in The Reporter.)
Dana met Huck when he was installing a kitchen that she had designed. For a time, he owned a contracting business, True Construction, LLC. According to state records, Huck’s contractor’s bond was cancelled on February 25, 2012, deactivating his license. (Search the CSLB license database for California Contractor License # 703070. Scroll down to “Bonding Information.”)
At the time of Dana’s death, Huck had not worked and had not earned income in several years. Rather, he spent the bulk of his time bicycling, surfing, skateboarding, getting tattoos, and watching mixed martial arts on television. He also pursued wristwatch collecting.
Dana and Huck started filing their federal tax returns jointly in 2011. On their returns for tax years 2011 and 2012, Huck’s occupation is specified as “not working.” He was not an employee of Dana’s company, nor did he function as an assistant to her in any way.
For a time, Huck was enrolled in a jewelry-making class at Long Beach City College. He converted his and Dana’s garage to a metalworking studio in 2009.
Dana recognized that Huck had artistic talent, and she encouraged him to develop it. She also admired his uncanny skill for designing and installing home electronics and technology, and she hoped that he would try to make a career of it.
Dana supported Huck in every sense of the word.