Barbara Jean Kincaid
December 15, 1927 – May 7, 2020
Barbara Jean Kincaid, was born on December 15, 1927 in Springfield, Ill and passed away on May 7, 2020 in Osseo, Minn.
Barbara was raised as an only child by her mother and at times, her aunt and uncle in Springfield and later attended University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Journalism. There she met Donald Kincaid and the two married in 1950. Soon after they moved to the Washington D.C. area and raised their family in Fairfax, Virginia. Barbara worked briefly at the CIA and later became a realtor. Later, after raising children, she became an antiquarian book dealer, specializing in murder mysteries. Her website was called “Murder A La Carte”. Barbara loved music, art, and had a knack for interior decorating. She always had a thick stack of jazz and classical records on the hi fi. She encouraged music lessons and educational opportunities for her children. She always put her family first.
She was a critical thinker and always taught us to question the status quo. She modeled and taught us liberal, humanistic values. Above all else, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kincaid; children, Kay and Johnny Kincaid; mother, Marian Seay.
She is survived by her sons, Bob (Gerene) Kincaid and David (Steve Lloyd) Kincaid; grandchildren, Kris (Beth) and Kyle (Deb); great-grandchildren, Sydney, Macy and Cole. She gave of herself as a grandmother for our informally adopted son, Frank.
Burial will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Barbara Jean Kincaid
May 10, 2020
Forgot to add this to her obituary.:
When mom was in her late teens, she saved up for flying lessons and eventually flew one solo flight. She was so proud of that and said it gave her a thrill from the sense of power and freedom. It’s no accident that she has a grandson who became a pilot. Another passion she had was going to the beach. Growing up we got to make the 3 hour drive to Ocean City often, many times just for the day. The ocean inspired her to see life with infinite possibilities.