Miss Eva Leola Brand, 51, of 719 B St., died this morning at a local hospital. She was a former Pacific Gas and Electric Company employee. Miss Brand was born Jan. 1, 1912 at Appleton City, Mo. She had lived in California for 50 years and in Taft for 44 years. She was a member of First Methodist Church, Buena Vista Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and the Deserettes. She was also Past Honored Queen, Bethel 38 of Job’s Daughters. Survivors include her mother, Clara Brand of Taft; two aunts, Mrs. Ed Carpenter of Appleton City, and Mrs. Ethel Brand of Pasadena. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Miller of First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at West Side District Cemetery.