Barbara R. Manza was born in Vico Aprigliana, Italy on March 12, 1921. She was one of seven children of Maria and Vincenzo Misuraca and grew up in Blairmore, Alberta, Canada. Barbara met her husband Joseph Manza in August 1943. They married at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Tacoma, WA January 9, 1944.
Barbara worked in the floral business for twenty-five years. She was involved with the Pt. Defiance Senior Center and was a volunteer at St. Rita's Catholic Church before moving to St. Anthony Village in Portland, OR in 2003. Barbara passed away in Portland on August 24, 2015. She is survived by her son Tom Manza (Terri); daughter Anita Oldham; granddaughter; Sabrina Hilton (Jason); grandson Nicholas Oldham; sisters Yolanda Gregory, Dora Spooner; brother Armand Misuraca.
Gravesite committal service 1:00 pm on Friday August 28 at Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma, WA.