Marian Etta Barfield led an inspiration life and was known for her pleasant smile and encouraging words. Born July 19, 1931 in Houston, Texas, she emigrated to Oakland with her family at the age of 12. She became a licensed vocational nurse and worked for many years at Highland and Kaiser Hospitals. She passed away on Oct. 3.
After retiring, she served as an Ombudsman for Alameda County, where she provided exceptional service to many residents living in long-term care facilities.
She leaves to mourn her memory, Daughters Dee Johnson, Diane Cash, Jeanette Cash, Barbara Cash Cooper, Deborah Shirley Pegues, Raynell Watkins, and a host of grandchildren, relatives and friends. She was prededed in death by her husband, Burnell Barfield.
A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 18th from 11am – 4pm at CP Bannon, 6800 International Boulevard. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 19th at Bethel Missionary Baptist Chuch, 6901 Herbet Guice Way, at 11am.