Hearts Love 13

KC Bounds

December 13, 1980 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 39)

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Kenneth Charles Bounds, known to friends and family as KC, was born on December 13, 1980 in Van Nuys, California, son to Kris and Jeff Bounds, and brother to Tamara and Kara.

KC was special from an early age. He was a gifted student with limitless curiosity and a unique interest in science and biology, but also a major love for the simple things in life. He excelled academically and graduated from Taft High School as salutatorian in 1999. He was also a talented athlete who helped the Toreadors win the Los Angeles 4A City Championship in 1998, while also lettering in baseball and track. Though he was accepted into every college that he applied to, he proudly went to UCLA to earn his BS in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics in 2003 – chosen “because it was the hardest”. Right out of college he worked as a scientist in agricultural biotechnology and was named inventor on multiple issued patents. He studied abroad in London for the Loyola Law School International Intellectual Property Program in 2008 and went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2010.

In 2000, KC began dating Jacquie, the love of his life. KC and Jacquie dated for nine years and were married for nearly 10 more after a picturesque wedding ceremony overlooking the ocean. Their beautiful daughter, Haley was born in March of 2013, and long-awaited son, Joey in March of 2018.  From the moment Haley was born, KC loved being a dad. He was eager to share his favorite places, adventures, activities, knowledge and resourcefulness with his children, and he was never happier than when he was laughing with Haley and Joey in his arms.

KC was known among friends and family for his intelligence, charisma, kindness, generosity and humor. He was easy to get along with, always willing to lend a hand, and he brought joy to those around him, no matter the occasion. KC loved hosting friends and family at his home, going to Disneyland as often as possible, walking his dogs, camping with friends and family, summer trips to the lake, winter trips to the mountains, rooting for the Dodgers and the Cowboys and cooking delicious meals for guests. Most of all, KC loved being with his family.

On June 16, 2020, KC Bounds, loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly while at work. KC is survived by his wife Jacquie and their children, Haley and Joey; his parents, Kris and Jeff Bounds and sisters, Tamara Stein and Kara Bounds.

He will always have a place in our hearts as a man who made the lives of those around him immeasurably better.   

...Family in the care of Erin Arteaga, Funeral Director


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