Patrick Reeves Barnard died on January 17, 2024, at Mission Providence Hospital in Mission Viejo, California. He was 74 years old.
Patrick was born April 7, 1949, at Seaside Memorial Hospital, the son of Dorothy Alvira Barnard and George Willard Barnard.
Patrick graduated from Gardena High School in June of 1967. Following graduation, he served his country for thirteen months in I-Company, Third Division of the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.
Upon returning home from war, Patrick met his future wife, Magaret Anne Batzer. They married in July of 1969 and moved to San Diego so Patrick could finish his service in the Marine Corp. He entered the Marine Corp as a recruit, graduated to Private, and completed his service as a Sergeant E5.
After an Honorable Discharge, Patrick and his young bride moved back to Gardena, where Patrick worked for the Gas Company and later entered the California Highway Patrol Training Academy on March 9, 1971. Much of his career was spent in Orange County, California, working Drug Enforcement with the K9 Unit. For a short time before retiring from his law enforcement career, Patrick enjoyed working with his CHP Officer son Eric. Patrick retired from a 29-year career with the California Highway Patrol on July 1, 2000.
Predeceased by his sister Carol and parents, Patrick is survived by his wife, his sisters Marjorie and Roberta, his daughter Tammy and her husband William, his son Eric, his son David and David’s wife Amy, and his grandchildren Breanna, Cori, William, Grace, Ella, Emily, Margaret Ellen, Patrick Reeves, and Brooklyn.
Funeral services will be held on January 30 at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Mission Viejo.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.