Updated: Wed 8:49 AM, Jan 31, 2018
Funeral Home: White Mortuary Chapel
Hazelton - James Ray Kincaid, 95, of Hazelton passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Twin Falls surrounded by his loving family.
Ray was born October 11, 1922 south of Hansen Idaho to John Robey and Nonnie Ardella Duckworth Kincaid. He was the 5th of five children. He graduated 8th grade from Hansen. His family then moved southwest of Hazelton. Ray graduated from Hazelton High School in 1940.
After graduation Ray and his brother Levon farmed southwest of Hazelton. In the early 1950’s they purchased filing rights on 200 acres and took the acreage out of sagebrush. Ray and Levon added to the original acreage and later separated it. Ray served on the Northside Pump Company for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the Idaho Water Users Hall of Fame in 1997.
On February 27, 1955, Ray married the love of his life, Ellen Cox in Filer, Idaho. Together they raised 4 children Jim, Brian, Patty and Terri. In 1963, Ray and Ellen built their home on the original 200 acres.
Ray and his two sons farmed until Jim was killed May 3, 1981. Ray and Brian continued farming until Ray’s health started to fail, he was 93. Ray and Ellen moved into Brookdale Assisted Living Center in January 2017.
Ray enjoyed fishing, traveling and golfing with friends. Ray took up golf at the age of 65.
Ray served on the board of the Silver and Gold Senior Center in Eden, Idaho. He was also a member of the Valley Presbyterian Church.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jim; 1 sister, 3 brothers, 1 nephew and a great granddaughter.
Ray is survived by his wife, Ellen; son, Brian (Christy) Kincaid of Hazelton; daughters, Patty (Lynn) Lee and Terri (Russ) Baker both of Twin Falls. Also surviving is 1 niece, 1 nephew, 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living and St. Luke’s Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Ray; especially Alma with Hospice for her exceptional care.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. East, Twin Falls with Pastor Kevin Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at White Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be given in Ray’s name to the Valley Presbyterian Church in Hazelton of the Silver and Gold Senior Center in Eden. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff at the services.
Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.