A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. for longtime Taft resident, Marie Barnard, 94.  Rev. Tom White, pastor of Cuyama Assembly of God, will officiate.  Mrs. Barnard was born in Iowa on October 29, 1922 and passed away at her home in Taft on January 23, 2017.  She derived much pleasure while working in her garden and while it seemed like she was always weeding the garden she was also busy planting vegetables.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Barnard in 1991; her son, Leroy Barnard in 2011; her sister and brother-in-law, Ilene and Dale McClure; and her nephew, Ronald McClure.  Mrs. Barnard is survived by her sons, William Barnard and his wife, Jeanette, Jerry Barnard and his wife, Ardelle, Dennis Barnard and Robert Barnard; her eight grandchildren; and her 11 great-grandchildren.  There are no visitation hours scheduled.  To sign an online guestbook please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.