Stan and Patty Teaderman

Stan Teaderman became a Queen of the Valley Foundation Board Trustee in 1997 and, in the past 15 years, it would be hard to find a giving area, event, or campaign to which he and his wife, Patty, haven't provided generous support. The couple founded a propane gas company in Contra Costa County in 1967, but it's Napa they've always considered home.Stan and Patty Teaderman

"We've lived in this beautiful community all our lives and have been so fortunate to have been educated and civically engaged here," says Stan. "After commuting to Richmond for 30 years, you really appreciate this place." Two of the couple's three children were born at the Queen, and both Stan's father and Patty's mother underwent critical medical care at the hospital. When Patty suffered a heart condition, the Queen had recently acquired the specialized equipment required to treat her. "It was so convenient to be able to do the procedure right here at the Queen," she says.

"Our family has been very fortunate to have this tremendous facility here when there's been a need," Stan says. "It's one of our top priorities to support the Queen and its continued development, as well as to provide for others in need."

How do Stan and Patty make every moment matter?

The Teadermans were among the founding members of the Oakville Appellation wine-growing region, along with other local wine-growers and vintners. Teaderman Vineyards continues to be a special place for them—from learning the ropes of making and bottling wine to annual events in which they share their remarkable property with friends and other guests. "It's been a labor of love," Stan says, "one that's been possible because of our good health."

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