Phyllis Anne Clark Kincade

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Phyllis Anne Clark Kincade passed away on May 27 after fighting Alzheimer's since 2003.

This extraordinary woman was born in Topeka Kansas on Dec. 11, 1927. With a spirit of innovation, humor and creativity, her family worked their way to Oakland, CA in the 1930's. There, she later met and married Richard Wood Kincade on Sept. 13, 1947. A Navy wife, she raised four children, instilling in them her resiliency, strength, intellect and a sense of adventure and curiosity. Phyllis magically created beautiful, loving homes wherever the Navy sent the family. This travel fed her intellect and desire to explore cultures throughout the world.

Phyllis was a lay paleontologist, award-winning cook, athlete and cake decorator; she was a naturalist, artist, a TV game show champion and lover of the printed word - unbeatable at Scrabble. Phyllis loved books! She served for ten years as secretary of the Rampart Library District and was instrumental in building the new Woodland Park library. She initiated bringing the world's largest book, Bhutan: The Last Himalayan Kingdom to the Woodland Park library where it is permanently on display and dedicated to her.

Phyllis often said, "What a beautiful world this is!" With her devoted husband, Dick, she saw plenty of it, traveling to all 50 states and 35 countries, skiing, hiking, camping, exploring diverse places and cultures. She passed her thirst for knowledge and adventure to all of her family. She is survived by her beloved husband, Dick, and children, Ellie, Rick, Ginny and Susie; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Phyllis' life will be Saturday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. at Little Chapel on the Hill, Divide, CO. A reception at the family's home will follow. To honor Phyllis, please donate in her name to the Rampart Library District, Box 336, Woodland Park, CO 80866 or Prospect Home Care & Hospice, 16222 W. US Hwy 24, Suite 120, Woodland Park, CO 80863.

Published in The Gazette on June 3, 2014
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