In Memorium: Linda Brewer

Linda BrewerSpa pioneer Linda Brewer passed away in February after a battle with ovarian cancer. An advisory board member of the Day Spa Association, Brewer made an unforgettable mark on the spa industry, helping to found the Look Good—Feel Better program for the American Cancer Society and more recently, the Uniquely-U Organization, a charity offering rehabilitative cosmetology services to people who've suffered from illness, injury or the effects of a natural disaster.

Over her 20-year career, Brewer, a resident of Jacksonville, FL, founded one of the first day spas in the state, and consulted in the development and operations of dozens of spas and resorts throughout the United States and Europe, as well as Southern-based medical spas. She served as spa director at top hotels and resorts, director of spa operations for a major recreation and leisure management firm, and authored skin- and nailcare laws that earned her the President's Award from the Florida Cosmetology Association.

Brewer is survived by her mother, sister, brother, nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. She requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Unique-U, Commonwealth Bank & Trust, 1404 Evergreen Road, Anchorage, KY, 40223.