Born August 27th, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the late Henry P. Ristedt and Barbara A. Thayer, and died peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer on the 28th of May at Ebeid Hospice facility in Sylvania, Ohio.Barb raised her family in Washington State, working in the dental industry for many years. She finished her career working for Verizon Wireless/Real com as a leasing manager for cellular tower sites and store locations in Bellevue, Washington. After her final cancer diagnosis five years ago, she relocated to Ohio to be near her grandchildren. Barb took great joy in working in the garden and tending to her flower beds, spreading a special mulch that smelled of fresh chocolate and growing fresh mint for her ice tea. She also enjoyed decorating her home, changing things on a weekly basis much to the chagrin of her children who were often asked to help move this or that. Barb always had a smile on her face and was quick to compliment, even when dealing with her final illness.She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly of Toledo; son, Peter (Debbe) Ball of Zurich Switzerland; grandchildren, Cailen of Toledo, Mackenzie and Dylan of Zurich Switzerland; sister, Christine Ristedt; niece, Amy; and nephew, David (Jaime) Ristedt, all of California. A private service will be held at a later date. The family wishes that any contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Susan G Komen Foundation, or to the Ebeid Hospice Facility in her name.