Name:   Barbara Bernice (Crandall) Wills

From:  The Merced Sun Star, Merced, California
Date:  Saturday, November 29, 2003

Barbara Bernice Wills, a Le Grand resident, passed away on November 27, 2003 at the age of 73.

Mrs. Wills was born on July 25, 1930. She was a teacher for Merced High and El Capitan and Le Grand schools. She was very involved with her children and grandchildren and was a member of the Le Grand Methodist Church, and the Le Grand Garden Club. She was also a member of the Eastside Swim club and taught numerous children to swim. She was a 4-H Leader and worked with sheep for many years; was a Scout Leader; a Past Member of Merced Womens Club and was active in Bridge Group at Merced Womens Club. She loved to play cards, especially bridge.

Survivors include her husband, Gail D. Wills of Le Grand, CA; her son Kevin Wills of Chandler, AZ; her daughters Kelly Boyer of Merced and Kathy Hrebenak of Chantilly, VA; as well as 7 grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 11:00am at Plainsburg Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Le Grand Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 3821 South Washington Road, LeGrand, CA 95333 or the Le Grand Garden Club, 4530 Minturn Rd, LeGrand, CA 95333-9709 or to a charity of the donors choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel.