Ed and Linda Barwick

Ed and Linda Barwick

Ed and Linda Barwick have always been deeply involved with the Napa community. While operating an auto dealership for 41 years, Ed served as the city's mayor in the early '60s and as a longtime city council member. He was also a member of the Queen's Foundation board in the mid-1980s. Linda worked as administrative assistant to the executive director of Napa State Hospital, where Ed served on the mental health board—that's how the couple met.

Meanwhile, there were medical needs. Linda is a ten-year cancer survivor, and Ed's first wife passed away from the disease. Ed had several serious health scares, including a pulmonary embolism. And for every problem, the Queen was there to help. "We're here because we had outstanding physicians, nursing staff, equipment, and care—all within a stone's throw of our house," Linda says.

In gratitude, the couple has made several planned gifts, including two bequests, to fund equipment at the new Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center. "When we personally had the need for a neurological facility, we had to travel outside the community," Ed says. "This is something we need right here in Napa, and we're pleased to help make it a reality."

How do Ed and Linda make every moment matter?

Married six years, the Barwicks make weekly dates a priority, and the Uptown Theater is a favorite destination. Ed fondly remembers working as an Uptown usher as a teenager, seeing such new releases as and "You've got to have

some fun," Ed says, and credits their happy marriage to the fact that "I do what I'm told." Says Linda, "If you believe that, I'll sell you the Uptown Theater!"

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