Marcia Lou Mings, 86 died July 30, 2014 at her home in Diamond Bar. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm Saturday August 23, 2014 at Heritage Park Community Center 2900 S. Brea Canyon Road, Diamond Bar.
Marcia was born February 8, 1928 in Glendale, California the daughter of Neil W. Barnard and Louie (Wallem) Barnard. She married Peter Allen Mings on June 25, 1950 in Glendale, California.
She is survived by her brother Stephen Barnard of Newport Beach California; her sister in law Shirley Augusta of Brawley, California. Also surviving are her four children; Thomas (Mary Ann) Mings of Osseo Minnesota, Nancy (Charlie) Mings Phelps of Champaign Illinois, Chris (Sue) Mings of Sherwood, Wisconsin, Timothy (Joyce)Mings of Chino Hills ; eleven grandchildren David and Dale Przymus, Dawn (Przymus) Spinler, Cassie and Thomas Phelps, Bryan and Eric Mings, Cameron Mings, Melissa (Mings) Owens , Derek and Hannah Zhu; great grandchildren Autumn and Righley Owens, Ethan, Andrew and Emily Spinler, Dylan, Dane and Lauren Przymus, and Carter and Mason Stang
Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse and older brother, Dan Barnard.
Marcia was a proud graduate of Hoover High School in Glendale. She was given a scholarship and went to Pomona College where she not only graduated but also met her future husband on a date with friends. She retired from USC School of Medicine.
Since retirement she enjoyed visiting friends and family, gardening, playing bridge, staying active with her local AAUW, volunteering at Casa Colina and enjoying her pets. Her many friends, family, neighbors, bridge club partners, AAUW Diamond Bar/Walnut, doctors and caregivers enabled Marcia to stay in her home, amidst her garden, and remain active with her positive spirit and bright smile until her passing.
She will be laid to rest, along with her loving husband Peter, at Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Aug. 19, 2014