Rio Linda Senior High School - Rio Linda, CA - Class of 1971
Charlene (Stinson) Kincaid
Originally written January 17, 2000
Last updated June 1, 2011
After leaving Rio Linda Senior High I stayed in the area for one year.
I was not sure what I wanted to do with my future. In July of 1972 I
left California for Houston, Texas where I attended a private Christian
College, Southern Bible College. I was there for 3 years receiving my
Associate of Arts/general education, majoring in Psychology and working
on my B.A. in my third year. Homesickness over took me so I returned
to the good old Rio Linda for about 1 year. I moved to Redding,
California where I have remained with my husband and 3 children.
On October 9, 1976 I married Rod Kincaid in Anderson, California
(Redding Area). We have now been married 33 wonderful years. He is
the best. On January 16,1978 we had a son, Rodney Keith Kincaid Jr. Now
22 years old. He was married in July of 1998 and his wife Carrie is
expecting our first grandchild in April. We are really excited.
Rodney and his wife are full time Youth pastors/worship leaders at our
church. Rodney is very talented in music, has written some great songs
and is often asked to lead music and sing at other meetings. Our second
child, Heather Anne was born September 9, 1980. She became Mrs. Austen
Phillips in May of 1999. She works at a Local Bank and her husband is
an electritian. She sings on the worship team at church and her
husband is active in youth bible studies. They both are a great asset
to our church. Last but her siblings would surly say not least is
Holleigh Afton. She was born on November 14, 1986. She is now 13 and
in the 8th grade. She is an honor student and very active in her social
life at school. She too is talented and sings beautifully. AT 9 years
of age she sang the song, "Roses will bloom again" at my fathers
funeral. A brave little girl she is. Holleigh Afton became Mrs. Chad
Engel on September 10, 2005. She and her husband are very active in
our church. The teach the childrens bible study on Wednesday night.
We are happy to have Chad as one of our own.
My husband Pastors a church in Anderson, California. I Guess it was
only fate that I marry a minister since my father was a pastor also. We
have a wonderful church that is growing quickly and we are excited
about all the things that God has done in our lives. We have many
out-reach ministries to our community. I never finished my education
and the psychology that I took in college only helped me in raising our
children. I opened a store in Cottonwood, California a small town close
to Anderson in the summer of 1988 when our youngest was only 1. She
went to work everyday with me until she started school. What a
pleasure. The name of the Store is Kincaid and Company. Come see
Just a quick up-date. On January 21st I had a fire in my store
and lost about 1/2 of my inventory. It could have been worse.
Needless to say I did not have insurance. I guess you might say that
common sence is not one of my best attributes. I will be re-opening my
store around the end of February. At least I have gotten a
My store is doing very well. It have mostly womens
clothing, with gifts and etc...I don't manufacture everything but I
have designed some items and sell them there. It keeps me busy.
My activities include spending alot of time with our children and the
people of our church. We have something going all the time. If it is
not the Basketball League in the Church gym, it is Bible study or some
sort of dinner or getting clothing ready for some needy family. My life
is never in want of something to do. We are constantly busy. I try to
spend as much time with my mother as I can. My folks moved up here
about 10 years ago. It is great to have her close.
Every Friday night
we feed the homeless in the downtown Redding park. We have been doing
this for 3 years. I cook for them everyweek. The first of the month we
only feed about 75 but the end of the month we have fed as many as 250.
I love it. They always tell me it is great food but they are just
hungry and would love just about anything.HAHAHA
I guess that I might say my greatest accomplishments are, staying
married to the man I love for 33 years and successfully raising 3 great
kids. They have never given us any trouble. Rodney graduated 7th in
his class and when he wasn't playing football, wrestling or baseball,
he was busy with the youth group at church. Heather graduated with
honors also. She played vollyball and softball and was quite the
social butterfly. Holleigh has been on the honor roll since starting
Junior High and stays active with sports and friends. She is not quite
as athletic as her older siblings but makes the team because her
coaches love her wonderful personality. She is quite the charmer. If
I seem a little proud, I am.
Update: Our youngest will be a senior
this fall. I can hardly believe that. It is now 2003 and where has
the time gone. She is a great student and plans to go to college
after graduation. I am not looking forward to the empty
nest...Neither is her dad. We both like having her around.
now 2005 and we do have an empty nest. Rod and I both cried for about
3 weeks before Holleigh got married. We are happy for her but life is
so short and everything has to change.
We have lived in Cottonwood (Redding Area) for the past 15 years. Not
in the same house but in the same sub-division. We have built 3 houses
here. It is a small town but we love the country living and the
closeness of the people. Come see us sometime.
We have just completed
our 4th house in the same subdivision. We sold our last house and now
my mother lives with me. It is great having her close.
I am now the proud Grandmother of a 7 pound 6 ounce 20 inch darling
little boy. Rodney Keith Kincaid III. He is really a blessing. Born
April 7, 2000... Just a quick note. We are having so much fun with
this little boy. He is wonderful. As most of you know, my father was a
minister and for several generations on both sides we have ministers.
When this little guy was born the Doctor came out and told us, Well we
have another preacher for the family. That would be great. There is
no greater calling than that.
March 1, 2001...We have another
blessing. 8 pound 3 ounce adorable little boy. Parker Chandler
Phillips. He is a truly a keeper. I love being a grandmother. I keep
Rodney at my store on Thursdays (and any other time I can get him) and
I will be keeping Parker when his mama goes back to work 3 days a week.
It is not a job. We have a great time.
March 29,2002...Yet another
blessing. Rodney has a little sister. 6 pounds 5 ounce precious little
Rylei Grace... She has definately won the hearts of her family. We get
to keep her a couple of days now that her mother has gone back to
April 9, 2003...Still another blessing. Parker has a little
sister now Kayten Ashten Phillips 7 pounds 10 ounces. What a little
sweetie. She looks just like her older brother. Of course he thinks
that she is wonderful. I won't be keeping her as often because mama
is not going back to work. She and Carrie our daughter in law have
both quit their jobs and plan to be stay at home moms. What a
June 21, 2005...And the blessings keep coming.
Raegan Analei became the little sister to Rodney and Rylei. This
little one has stolen our hearts too. She loves her NaNa... and I am
happy about that.
September 8, 2006...Presten Cooper Phillips. WoW
What a sweetie. It is so wonderful having these little people wrap
their lives in our arms and love us unconditionally. Presten is the
love of his papa's life right now. Of course he is the youngest baby
so he gets alot of the attention.
August 4, 2008...Jaxon Ryder Engel
was born to our youngest daughter and her husband, Holleigh and Chad
Engel. He is so adorable. All the cousins love him and want to hold
him all the time. Our hearts just keep enlarging, making room for these
precious little ones.
May 10, 2011...Miss Ellie Brooklyn Engel arrived
- just a bundle of Love. SHe has captivated all of our Hearts. So so
so sweet. We are all fighting over her. She most likely will complete
the Grandchildren list for Papa and I.
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