New painting graces Barton Hospital |

New painting graces Barton Hospital

Dan Thrift/Tahoe TribuneBill Gordon, Barton Memorial Hospital chief operating officer, left, and Bob Wood, admire the painting titled "Patsy's Garden" that the Wood family recently donated to the hospital.

Patsy Wood and Bob Wood were early supporters of community-owned Barton Memorial Hospital. Patsy was a charter member of the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Bob was a member of the board of directors. In the early 1960s, they worked with other community members to raise the money to build Barton Memorial Hospital. When they sold their Tahoe home in Marla Bay, Nev., they returned to the Napa Valley in California, where Patsy and Bob had spent their youth.

Robert W. Wood and family recently donated an oil painting titled “Patsy’s Garden” to Barton Memorial Hospital in loving memory of Patsy G. Wood, who loved Tahoe as much as her many friends loved her warm smile and sunny disposition.

Patsy had arranged the items for “Patsy’s Garden” on the patio of her home at Wheeler Farms on Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena, Calif. Established in 1870 by Patsy’s family, many people have tasted grapes from Wheeler Farms in wine from the Napa Valley. Each day, Patsy enjoyed this beautiful view.

The artist, David Gallegos, who is well known in Hawaii and the states, is also a family friend.

Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation created the art gallery environment at Barton Memorial Hospital. This oil painting is being donated through Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary because Patsy was a charter member of the organization.

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