COUCH, KENDRA LYN Oct. 22, 1960 to February 5, 2013 Kendra was born in San Diego to Kenneth and Evelyn Bowen. Graduate of Clairemont High in 1978. In 1984, she moved to Oklahoma. On June 30, 1985, she gave birth to her first son Kyle Steven. She then met the love of her life Scott Couch. They moved back to her hometown of San Diego in 1990. Kendra then started her career at Southwest Airlines. She could light up a room by walking into it with her bright eyes and contagious smile. Kendra and Scott married on July 20, 1991. On October 9, 1997, she gave birth to their son Carter Griffith. It was then she became a stay at home mom. On July 29, 2002 she gave birth to their beautiful daughter Cassidy Lyn. This completed her family. During her 10 month battle with bone cancer, Kendra was thankful for the constant love and care shown by everyone. She is preceded in death by her father Kenneth and her Daddy Ben Benavides. She is survived by her former husband of 20-plus years, Scott Couch; sons Kyle and Carter; daughter Cassidy; mother Evelyn Benavides; siblings Larry, Lesley, and Todd; mother-in-law Cherrie Shults;many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and her constant companion of the last five years, John Boren. Services/Celebration of life for Kendra will be held Sunday, February 17, at the San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club, 2606 North Mission Bay Dr., 92109, at 2 p.m.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Feb. 14, 2013