Kyle Joseph Kincaid
Cowboy Kyle heard his "well done, good and faithful servant" from the Lord when he graduated to heaven on June 19th. Our hearts are shattered with profound grief with his sudden homegoing following a motorcycle accident.
Kyle and twin sister Kaisa were born in Portland, OR on Valentine's Day, 1987, and shared their birthday with Grandfather Burt Ingersoll.
Kyle attended Markham and Jackson schools in SW Portland and graduated in 2005 from Westside Christian High School as a National Honor Society member. He played baseball, and ran cross country for Westside, and wrestled 4 years for Wilson High School, earning the "Ironman" award. He and Kaisa attended George Fox University in Newberg, OR where he earned his nursing BSN degree in 2009. While there, he noticed a beautiful young lady on his sister's dorm floor, and soon he and Kristin Kelso began dating through college and continued long-distance when Kyle began his nursing career at East Texas Medical Center ICU in Tyler, TX. Missing Kristin, Kyle was hired at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland in 2011 where he worked in the TRACU critical care unit until his passing. He also worked on-call at Providence Newberg Hospital in the ICU. Kyle and Kristin were married on July 4, 2012 in Hillsboro, OR (certainly fitting for this true American patriot) and began married life there.
First-born son Colton joined them in 2016. Kyle missed Texas' wide-open spaces, so they purchased Chehalem Pines farm in Newberg where they enjoyed their dogs, horses, cats, chickens and goats. The farm provided ATV fun for Kyle and Colton, and space for Kyle's trucks, trailers, and duck hunting boat. He was a proud member of the Farm Rodders.
In Texas Kyle started a firewood ministry and continued that here. When not nursing, working the farm or hunting, Kyle loved helping everybody, and was always first to cut down a tree, pull somebody out of a ditch, haul a ski boat, or help fix a vehicle. Kyle's servant heart was motivated by his love of the Lord, and he volunteered at SONrise Church in Hillsboro and Red Hills Church in Newberg and rode as a Patriot Guard Rider to honor fallen heroes. He and Kristin also served in Haiti with SONrise Church. As a final act of service, he was an organ and tissue donor. On June 26th, those acts of service were repaid as 45+ people came to clean up the farm in 100+ degree heat!
Left to honor his legacy are: beloved wife Kristin, sons Colton and newborn Drake, parents Joe and Nadine Kincaid, twin sister Kaisa (Ryan Butcher, nephew Leo), aunts Kathy Kincaid and Ann Harguess (cousin Melissa), uncle Ron Ingersoll, (cousins Richard, Michelle, Tina), close family in New Zealand and Australia, "adopted" brother Erich Wilhite, Kristin's parents Scott and Linda Kelso, brothers Sean and Kyler Kelso (and families), cousin Andrew Kelso (Ashley), extended Kelso clan. Kyle's zest for life and humor will be sorely missed by his family, loved workmates and friends!
Kyle was buried June 25, 2021 at Newberg's Valley View Memorial Park, and a Celebratory Service of Life will be at George Fox University's Canyon Commons Dining Hall at 2pm on July 25, 2021. Please RSVP by July 16, 2021 at the link below:
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants." Psalm 116:15