Nancy Lynn Roman

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Nancy Lynn Roman passed away on June 30, 2021, while on a backpacking trip in the Peruvian Andes. She will be missed.

Nancy was a loving wife and mother of 4 children. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Nancy loved to hike the backcountry trails and spent most weekends taking local day hikes with friends and local hiking groups. She also went on longer trips such as the John Muir Trail and all the very remote places found in the Dick Smith and San Rafael Wilderness areas such as Hurricane Deck.

Nancy also loved music and the arts, teaching recorder to elementary students at Goleta elementary schools for close to 15 years. She painted, played the flute, harp, and tended a beautiful home garden.

Many also knew Nancy from her Yoga and personal fitness classes taught in many Goleta and Santa Barbara locations such as Maravilla, Stow Park, and the YMCA.

Nancy attended Peabody and Roosevelt elementary schools, Santa Barbara Junior High, Santa Barbara High School (74), and Santa Barbara City College where she learned the art of dental assisting and then went back and took every single Spanish class they had to offer. She loved the Spanish language.

Nancy is survived by husband David and children Rebecca, Daniel, Christopher, and Michael.

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hz Jul 20, 2021 10:37 AM
Nancy Lynn Roman

someone who will be greatly missed. rip Nancy

YELLOWFIN Jul 20, 2021 05:44 PM
Nancy Lynn Roman

Condolences to Nancy's family, and wide circle of friends. We will all miss her very very much but will always remember her smile.

popcorn Jul 21, 2021 12:59 PM
Nancy Lynn Roman

It is almost incomprehensible to know that dear, vibrant + kind Nancy is no longer alive. I took restorative yoga classes with her at the Y + more recently at Stow Grove Park. If anyone knows of a public memorial gathering to join with others who mourn her loss, please post!

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