Mary "Mildred" Kincaid
July 16, 1922 - October 29, 2018
Our beloved mother, grandmother and prayer warrior Mary “Mildred” Kincaid went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 29 after bravely battling numerous health challenges. She joined her husband A.W. who preceded her to Heaven in 2012.
Mildred was born on July 16, 1922 in Memphis, TN and never lost her Southern Belle roots. Fried okra and pinto beans were a staple in her kitchen, as well as church and Sunday school each and every Sunday.
Nursing became her passion as a young adult when she was part of the Army Air Corps nursing squad during WWII where she met her instructor pilot husband A.W. Kincaid. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on September 18, 1944. Family life soon followed with the birth of daughter Ann Elizabeth in 1948, son Joe Wallace in 1951, and daughter Kathy Kay in 1954. Their young family years were spent in Tyler and Houston, TX before A.W. moved the family to Salem in 1964 where the children finished their school years before attending college. Even though Mildred had instructed nursing at the East Texas School of Nursing in Tyler, she desired to achieve her BSN and received that degree in May 1977 from Linfield College. She finished her nursing career at the Oregon State Hospital-retiring in 1987. She and A.W. celebrated retirement with a long-anticipated trip to the British Isles in 1989. They enjoyed traveling to the beach, and visiting relatives in Texas and the South, and also spent as much time as possible with their grandchildren. Anybody entering the house for a holiday celebration was greeted with outstretched arms, a hug, and a hearty “Welcome to this house!” She was a faithful parishioner and Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher at Capital Baptist Church during their entire time living in Salem. A.W. and Mildred were always the early risers to reserve spots for the family along the Grand Floral Parade route and at the St. Paul Rodeo for which we were always grateful!
Mildred came from a large, loving family and was preceded in death by her parents Etta Stokeley and Norman Maynard as well as brothers Jim Tom, Norman, Hal, and sisters Jean, and Martha. She is survived by her daughters Ann and Kathy, and son Joe (Nadine), and grandchildren Melissa, Kaisa (Ryan), and Kyle (Kristin), and great grandson Colton Atticus in addition to her sisters Alma Anne and Margaret.
Although her health challenges were many, Mildred never complained and remained a strong prayer intercessor for her family members and church family. We will surely miss her daily prayers for our families and beautiful, sweet spirit.
Services will be at Capital Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov 3rd at 10:30am.
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