Kevin was employed in his third year of the Marine Machinery Mechanic Program at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. He was married June 7, 1996 and wrote, "I still maintain that my best work has nothing to do with my job. Finding my wife Theresa and keeping our marriage strong is the most important thing to me. It has to be my best work." Kevin loved to garden, take care of his animals, go to garage sales. He raced runabouts with his father, and became a Grandpa to Trinity at age 29. He was survived by two step daughters, his mom and dad, his sister, his grandma,two nephews, and a niece. Friends celebrated his life in a memorial service. Those who wished to remember Kevin gave to American Red Cross, Heifer International, Africa AIDS watch, PAWS, or Cascade Regional Blood Services...to all of which he and his wife managed to contribute.