Barbara Urcaregui

Died: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

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On Wednesday, November 14th 2018, Barbara Lee Urcaregui, loving mother, daughter and dear friend passed away unexpectedly at the age of 71.
Barb was born July 13th, 1947 to Irvin and Lorene (Hester) Kincaid in Burns, Oregon. She joined her older brother, Dennis and the family was complete. Barb was a life-long Harney County resident. She had an idyllic childhood attending Hines Elementary and Burns High School graduating in 1965. Barb played on the Volleyball team and was a majorette. She was a Brownie and also a member of the Eastern Star Rainbow Club.
Barb married John Kelly in 1965 and they were blessed with two boys, Pat and Jon. Barb and John parted ways but they were able to rekindle a friendship and in recent years they shared special family occasions that included their two boys and their families, as well as John’s wife Marilyn.
In 1977 Barb was working at the Edward Hines Lumber Mill where she met and fell in love with Santiago Urcaregui.  Shortly after their marriage, they traveled to Spain and met Santi’s family. Barb had many fond memories and great stories about their adventure. They also enjoyed many trips to the Oregon Coast with Pat and Jon. Camp Creek was their favorite place to get away together. Following Santi’s death in 2006, Barb returned to Camp Creek to spread his ashes. In the spring, Barb will take her final trip to Camp Creek where she will join Santi under an aspen tree that bears their initials in a heart.
None of us get through life without heart break, and that was true for Barb as well. In 1991, Barb lost her only brother, Dennis and in 2000 her beloved father, Irv Kincaid, also passed away. Perhaps the most difficult loss in anyone’s life is the death of a child. In 2016 Barb suffered the devastating loss of her oldest son, Pat. On several occasions before Pat’s passing, she was able to travel to Heber City, Utah with her son Jon and mother Lorene to visit Pat, Monica, Tyler and Kyle. Those trips were very special and Pat loved making “Thanksgiving Dinner” whether it was Thanksgiving or not.
Barb was active in the planning of all the Class of ’65 reunions. She was a member of Beta Omega where she served as President and Secretary/Treasurer. Barb also traveled with a group of her classmates each year. These ladies were known as the “Rowdy Bunch” and they visited Hood River, the Oregon Coast, and several other locations where they would spend a few days sightseeing and shopping. Judy, Sharron, Betty, Susie, Linda, Gina, Nona and Barb where like sisters and there time together was filled with fun and laughter. Barb was a member of two Bunco Clubs and she was a member of the Golden Girls, a group of women who would get together each Saturday night to go out to a local restaurant.
Barb was happy when her mother Lorene returned to Harney County to be closer to her. They spent many happy hours together and they were able to travel to California in July to visit Jon and Rhonda. Lorene feels very blessed to have had such wonderful memories with Barbara.
Barbara is survived by her loving mother Lorene Kincaid. She is also survived by her son Jon Kelly and his long-time partner Rhonda, her beloved daughter-in-law Monica Kelly and Pat and Monica’s sons Tyler and Kyle, nephew Mark Kincaid and his wife Heidi and their four sons, Amy Henderson and her husband Bruce and their son and daughter.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the Harney County Senior Center on Saturday, December  1st at 2:00. Please bring your friendship, favorite story and a dish to share. Remembrances in Barbara’s honor can made to Harney County Hospice in care of La Follete’s Chapel, PO Box 488, Burns, Oregon 97720.

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