59, died of cancer on September 25, 2016, in Santa Barbara. A graveside service will be held at 11am, Friday, October 21, at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Mike was born May 2, 1957 in Hawthorne, CA, to Joseph and Helen Fournier of El Segundo. He graduated from CSULB, and earned an MBA from Claremont Graduate University. His career focused on cost management and enterprise software implementation. He founded the Society of Cost Management, and was Program Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor for the Accounting and Taxation Program at UC Riverside. Mike married Gina Barry in 1994, and moved to Lompoc in 2014. His faith, his family, and his beloved dogs were central to his life. Mike loved conservatism, blues-rock, John Wayne movies, horse racing and spy thrillers. He wrote articles on accounting, economics and politics. One of his proudest accomplishments was achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Gina; daughter and son-in-law Kseniya and David Bentley, of Fort Meade, Maryland; son Grisha Fournier, of Long Beach, California; and newborn granddaughter Emma Lyn Bentley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486. Please include that the gift is in memory of Michael Fournier and write Fund Designated by Family (FDF).
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