Cryptside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery Mausoleum on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1:00 P.M.

Cryptside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery Mausoleum on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. for Taft resident, Rosemarie F. Soares, 81.  Mrs. Soares was born in Pennington, New Jersey on March 15, 1930 and passed away in Taft on February 24, 2012.  She had lived in Kern County for the last 45 years and was a member of the Moose Lodge.  Mrs. Soares enjoyed playing bingo and gambling on the slots where she was a lucky and a frequent winner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Mary DeSantis; her brother, Michael DeSantis, Jr.; and her son, Stephen McClard, Jr.  Mrs. Soares' survivors include her four daughters, Diane Holt and Kathy Barnes both of Taft, Karen Cook of Barstow and Brenda Farquhar and her husband, Steven of Bakersfield; her daughter-in-law, Cindy McClard of Taft; her 13 grandchildren, Melissa Hughes, Cindy Inchausti, Larry Owens, Jr. Robert Holt, Nancy Fisher, Brian Holt, Kelly Long, Stacy Kanady, Stephen McClard, III, Kristy Burton, Jeremy McClard, Nickolas Chance and Jennifer McClard and 23 great grandchildren.  Friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 12 noon at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com