Shirley Kincaid Stevens McDonald



Shirley Kincaid Stevens McDonald, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died Thursday, December 20, 2007 in Phoenix, Ariz., succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.



Shirley was born Shirley Kincaid, in Medford, on April 26, 1924, into a pioneer family that originally settled in Central Point. Shirley was the eldest daughter of William and Lola Kincaid of Central Point. Her brother Robert still resides in Medford. Her sister, Jean, of Central Point, preceded her in death. She grew up and attended school in Central Point, graduating in 1941. She attended Oregon State University, was a member of Tri Delta sorority and studied Medical technology.



She married Samuel L. Stevens in 1946 and had three children, Shirley Kay Stevens Pemberton, who preceded her in death, Gary Stevens of Medford, and James Stevens of Black Canyon City, Ariz.



Shirley worked in the Pathology Department of Sacred Heart Hospital and later Providence Hospital, retiring after 40 years. With her newfound freedom from work, she moved frequently to enjoy new sights, cultures and people. She traveled to Europe, loved to ski, play tennis and golf, become a talented photographer and sang with Sweet Adelines chapters wherever she went. In her travels, she loved to find zany gifts for her grandchildren. She moved to Bend for the skiing, and met and married a lovely man, Frank McDonald in 1988.



Shirley is survived by her two sons, 5 grandchildren; and — great-grandchildren; James's wife Teresa (who so lovingly took care of her in her later years), and her best friend from childhood, Verna Cornecl, and many friends and family who will miss her very much.



No service is planned at this time.