Born Sept. 11, 1931, in Stockton, she grew up in Tracy and attended Central and West Park elementary schools and her first year of high school in Tracy.
She moved with her family to Manteca when she was 15 years old and graduated from Manteca High in 1949.
She and Tony Esenarro of Stockton were married in 1950 and moved to Tracy in 1952. Mr. Esenarro was a barber with his father, Julian Esenarro, until he was forced to retire because of arthritis. Tony Esenarro died in 1982.
Barbara Esenarro worked at her uncle’s pharmacy in Manteca while in high school and with her mother at the Little Flower Shop in Tracy.
She later was in retail sales at a number of Tracy businesses, including Steppin’ Out Shoes, MJ’s Women’s Wear, JR Furniture, Kitty Marie’s Health Spa, Just for You paper products store and Van’s ACE Hardware.
Mrs. Esenarro and longtime friend Evelyn Sasser would often meet friends after work at the Tracy Inn Bistro.
Nine years ago, she moved to Manteca to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Tim Stiern. She traveled throughout the U.S., including river rafting, and to Europe.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Stiern, and her husband, Tim, of Manteca; a son, Don Esenarro of Winnemucca, Nev.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Tony Esenarro.
Graveside services were Tuesday, June 28, at Tracy Cemetery. P.L. Fry & Son Mortuary of Manteca was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Esenarro’s name may be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation, 5700 Stoneridge Mall Road, No. 295, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2852.