A graveside funeral service was held in the West Side District Cemetery today, Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. for Kenny Ward, 59. Rev. Leo Fisher, pastor of United Pentecostal Church, officiated at the service. Mr. Ward was born in Nampa, Idaho on October 5, 1952 and passed away at his home on July 1, 2012. He moved from Idaho to Kern County 42 years ago and had been employed in North Midway oilfields for 25 years and by Berry Petroleum for the last five years. He enjoyed the outdoors, motorcycle riding, camping and hunting. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kay Ward, and his brother, Carl Ward. Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Kelly Ward; his children and their spouses, Nick and Heather Ward of Taft, Wes and Faren Ward of Huntington Beach, Ashlea Ward of Bakersfield and Kallie Ward of Taft; his father, Darrel Ward; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Barbara and Joe Weaver, Linda and Rob Whitby, Jerry and Jenny Ward, Cindy and John Couch and Steve Ward; and by his grandchildren, Ethan, Gavin, Dylan and Jake Ward. To convey condolences or sign an online guest book, please visit