Kenneth John Bourguignon

July 10, 1918April 7, 2018
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Kenneth John Bourguignon Age of death: 99 years of age Residence: Dana Point, California Day of Death: April 7, 2018 Place of Death: Palm Desert, California Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Life: Date of Birth: July 10, 1918 Place of Birth: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Name of Parents: Emma Marie Storm and Ferdinand L Bourguignon Marriage: June 30, 1940, San Fernando Valley, California to Dorothy Jeanette Lynch Bourguignon – died February 9, 2014 Employment: First business, grocery store owner – 1938; built and sold first home – 1946; own and operate Dotken Engineering and Dotken Builders Places of residence: San Fernando Valley, Huntington Beach, Palm Desert, Big Bear and Dana Point, California Interests: Running multiple businesses, raising a son, yachting and fishing, vacations in June Lake, Big Bear Lake and Alaska, growing older with his wife for 74 years, seeing 3 grandchildren, a grand niece and nephew, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great grand nephews Donor to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California Achievements: First business was a candy rout in the State Capital, New Mexico at age 10. Supported himself since age 12 (clothes, school etc.) At Washington State College his major was Aeronautical Engineering and Math, he did not graduate because he entered the USAF and became an A.C. Commander with a test pilot rating in B29s Two term Commissioner of Housing and Community Development for State of California, appointed by Governor Ronald Reagan 1979 Builder of the year for Building Industry Association Family: Survived by: Donald Kenneth Bourguignon, son and Cheryl Ann Watson Bourguignon, daughter-in-law Janice Gillian Weeks, niece-in-law Jennifer Ann Bourguignon Blount, granddaughter, David Kenneth Bourguignon, grandson, Ryan Lee Bourguignon, grandson, Michelle Lynette Weeks Howell, grandniece, Michael Austin Weeks, grandnephew Isabella Montanya Blount, great granddaughter, Shea L. Bourguignon, great granddaughter, Beau Joseph Blount, great grandson, Audrey Soilei Bourguignon, great granddaughter, Liam Kenneth Bourguignon, great grandson, Cooper Allen James Howell, great grandnephew, Colton Dallas James Howell, great grandnephew


  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

Kenneth John Bourguignon

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