MINA FERN KINCAID

Mina Fern Kincaid, 83, died on March 12, 2011 at home in Moses Lake.


Shewas the wife of Ralph Kincaid Sr. and mother of Ralph Kincaid Jr. and Brad Kincaid.


Mina Kincaid was born July 18, 1927 to Okel and Elsie Cupp of Knox County Missouri. She was raised on the Missouri family farm. She graduated from high school at age 16 and taught for a year in a one-room school. After teaching she worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a telegraph operator and station agent.


On May 31, 1945 she married Ralph Kincaid of nearby Novelty, Missouri while he was home on leave after graduating from the Army Air Corps Pilot School. After the war when Ralph was discharged, they settled into the Kincaid family farming operation in northeast Missouri and started a family.


They farmed for five years, until one day they ran across an article about the Columbia Basin Project, they won the right to buy a farm in the federal irrigation project when his name was pulled out of a jar containing thousands of hopeful applicants. In 1954 they moved their family to Pasco, Washington. They developed one of the first irrigated farms in Block 15 north of Pasco. Later, Mina took a job with Niemi, Holland & Scott CPAs in Kennewick working in the tax library.


In 1966 they moved to Moses Lake and Mina started a 30-year career as a tax consultant. She loved her work and cherished her professional and personal relationships with her clients and their families. In addition to her work, Mina loved reading and gardening but most of all she loved being with family.


Mina is survived by her husband, Ralph; sons, Ralph Jr. and wife Lois Kincaid of Moses Lake, Brad Kincaid and wife Piya Jacob of Tempe, AZ.; grandson, Jay Kincaid of Moses Lake; granddaughter, Dawn and husband Lou Grespan and great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Thomas and Valerie Grespan currently living in Tokyo, Japan.


In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. She will be honored at a private family celebration of her life at a later date.






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