Barbara Diane DeSeranno, 68, died at her Ilwaco residence on February 28, 2020. The daughter of LeRoy and Cora (Cook) Nelson, she was born in Sunnyside, Washington on February 6, 1952.
The family moved to the Parkrose area of Portland where Barbara attended high school, later obtaining her GED from the state of Oregon. She graduated from Clark College with a degree in graphic design. Years later she became a certified floral designer.
When she was 15 she met her husband to be, Rodney DeSaranno. They married April 12, 1969 and as he was in the US Navy, their first home was in Hawaii. His career took them also to Illinois, Washington DC and Connecticut. Finally, in 1973, Vancouver, Washington became home. Battleground and Yacolt followed. Retirement brought them to Seaview in 2004.
Besides being a housewife, wife and mother, Barbara worked at various times in advertising, was a in-home aide and bookkeeper, besides being a floral designer.
Barbara was baptised in 1975, became a Christian, and Sunday School superintendent at age 40. Locally she attended Peninsula Baptist Church in Ocean Park.
Over the years Barbara enjoyed making cards, crocheting, bowling,and computers/internet surfing.
She was a member of the Safari Red Hatters and former board member of CDM Home Care Services. In 2005 she underwent gastic bypass surgery and was proud of her weight loss, having been featured in a magazine article about her accomplishment. In 2006 she fulfilled a dream when she and her husband took a cruise to Mexico prior to his death.
Barbara is survived by sons Dennis Perry, Jason Thomas and Shane Michael DeSeranno; half-brother Mike Aumack; sister Vickie Charley; five grandsons, tow grand-daughters; three step-grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held Sat., March 21st, 2020, 12 Noon at the Columbia North Mobile Home Park Community Center, 14204 NE 10th Avenue in Vancouver.
Her guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.