Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Zina Kincaid (Brown)\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tZina passed away February 9, 2019 after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was the first daughter and second child of Barbara Ellen Handy and Billings Brown, born September 2, 1950 in Seattle, Washington. She lived there until she was three yet remembered that home well. The family moved to Springville, Utah where she attended elementary and junior high schools and helped with her five younger siblings. She loved the Springville house and neighborhood as well as the friends she made there. From there the family moved to Mercer Island, Washington where she learned to ski, work for spending money, and to chase boys. \n\nThe next chapter took them to Salt Lake City and Skyline High School. She loved it! She found her voice participating in concert choir, the literary magazine, and clubs and activities. She left quite a reputation for her younger siblings to live up to. A short stint in Annandale, Virginia taught her that an education was crucial to life’s success, and life there took her to her missionary service at the Hill Cumorah Pageant in New York. Back to Utah, Zina graduated from BYU with an English degree and elementary teaching certificate. Also while at BYU, she met the love of her life, Robert V. Kincaid, and they began their eternity together on June 1, 1971. Their oldest two children were born while finishing school, after which their little family moved to Everett, Washington, where they raised eight children: Jesse J. (Julie) Kincaid, Erin K. (Matt) Kincaid, Shane C. (Jessica) Kincaid,Katie K. (Rich) Chavez, Clint R. Kincaid,Curtis G. Kincaid, David R. (Hailey) Kincaid, and Clay J. (Stacie) Kincaid. As a stay-at-home mother, Zina taught her children to work hard: as a family, they delivered newspapers together for 15 years! They watched her trade homemade bread for piano lessons and haircuts. They had happy, productive childhoods thanks to a diligent, faithful, and happy mother! As adults, they produced 24 happy grandchildren.\n\nAfter raising her children, Zina began her belated teaching career in Everett; she taught gifted fifth-graders for just over 18 years. She was a beloved and creative teacher, touching the lives of many children and their families. She made friends easily wherever she lived and wherever she went, whether at school, Church, or even water aerobics! Her cancer cut her teaching career short, and she and Robert moved to Utah to be near the Huntsman Cancer Institute and to be near grandchildren. They bought a home in Springville and enjoyed downsizing and gardening and spending time with family.Her life was filled with Church service and community involvement. She held fast to her testimony and faith in Jesus Christ, which served to strengthen not only her, but those around her. She leaves this world a better place by having been here. She’s off to greet her parents, two cousins, a nephew, and a granddaughter in her next adventure. We will miss her but know she will continue to be joyful.\n\nA viewing will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Kolob 5th Ward, 2557 Dalton Dr., Springville. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm with a viewing one hour prior at the same church. Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. \n\nDonations in Zina's memory can be made to the Highly Capable program in Everett public schools where Zina touched the hearts of many students. Send donations to Mill Creek Elementary School, 3400 148th St. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012.