Barbara Ann Neseth, 82 years old, died in Bartlett, Tennessee, in her home surrounded by loved ones, the morning of Sept. 21, 2022.

Barbara Ann was born in Santa Barbara on March 31, 1940 to Gail Bean and Mathew Romero of Santa Barbara. She graduated Santa Barbara High School, and was on the synchronized swim team during her senior year.

Barbara was proud to be a member of the Crochet and Knitting Club of Santa Barbara, with most of the club’s creations being donated to charity. Barbara also enjoyed passing down her skills and talent of crochet and knitting to her next of kin. She had talent in hairdressing as well, working as a beautician during her life.

Barbara Ann is survived by her three children Mercedes (Mercy) Morelos (Augie); Tony Ybarra; and Cathy Figueroa (Ed); grandchildren Mark Morelos and Bela Figueroa; great grandchild Brook Morelos; brother Fred Romero; sister Frances Jaramillo (Art); nieces Olivia Jaramillo, Melissa Sandoval (Michael); and nephew Joey Jaramillo. 

Services will be held in her honor at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown chapel, 15 E. Sola St., Santa Barbara. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive.

Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.