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Rolanda Joyce Barnett

R. Barnett

Mrs. Barnett, of Keizer, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. She was 76.

Born to Albert and Cornell Heard May 13, 1934, in Los Angeles, she met and married Robert L. Barnett in April 1971. Together they moved to Keizer for retirement in 1993.

She worked as a custodian, pediatric nurse, payroll clerk and permit technician, and enjoyed reading, fishing, bowling, crocheting, knitting, cooking, listening to music and watching westerns.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Elgilena Heard. Survivors include: Her husband of 39 years, Robert; daugthers, Tina M. Mimms, Yvonne A. Mimms and Jacqueline (Capice) Simms of Los Angeles; brother, Albert (Mary) Heard and niece Lisa C. Heard-Goines of Cincinnati; granddaugthers, Robin and Jennifer Mimms of Keizer; and four grandsons, Julius Roberts, Christopher Coleman, Marcus Simms and Brandon Simms of Los Angeles.

Services were held Friday, Oct. 15, at Pauline Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Salem. Online condolences can be left at

Arrangements by Crown Memorial Center.