In Memory of Linda Brewer
1411 Evergreen Road
Louisville, KY 40223
Linda Brewer, 59 – A revered pioneer in the spa industry,
lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer on Monday, February 12, 2007 at the
Hospice Unit of Baptist Northeast Hospital in LaGrange, KY.
Linda was a native of Louisville and a resident of Jacksonville, Florida for over 30 years.
She founded one of the first day spas in Florida and as a spa consultant was involved in
the development and operations of dozens of spas and resorts throughout the U.S. and
Europe. She was an active member, speaker and was on the advisory Board of the Day
Spa Association. Her proudest accomplishment is the formation of Uniquely-U, Inc., a
charitable organization offering rehabilitative cosmetology services to help those in need
“Make the most of their best”.
Linda Brewer’s accomplishments span over two decades and across international
borders. Linda was the Founder, President and GM of her own company, for 17 years.
Linda Brewer has served as Spa Director in the executive level of top hotels and resorts,
and acted as the Director of Spa Operations for one of the world’s largest recreation and
leisure management firms providing planning assistance and design consultation for spas,
resorts, hotels and residential community centers. In addition, she consulted with
various companies for medical spas including several Louisville area spas and centers.
Always ahead of her time, Linda’s own business began offering services to the North
Florida Mayo Clinic in 1987. As a result of authoring and passing laws in skin and nail
care, Linda received the President’s Award from the Florida Cosmetology Association
for successful lobbying efforts to establish Esthetician Licensing in the state of Florida.
Linda Brewer was a founding member of the team that created the “Look Good-Feel
Better” program for the American Cancer Society. She recently founded the Uniquely-U
Organization- a charity to offer rehabilitative cosmetology services to individuals
suffering the effects of an illness or injury such as stroke, cancer or a natural disaster.
She was a member of the International Medical Spa Association and a Day Spa
Association Advisory Board Member.
Survivors include her mother, Edna Ciresi, Masonic Home, KY, her sister Mary Pound of
Louisville, brother Tim Brewer (Denise) of Jacksonville, FL, nieces, Denise Willinger
(Dennis), Barbra Pound, and Michelle Pound- her caregivers in Louisville, and nephews
Thomas Pound (Stephanie) of Louisville , Ben Brewer and John Brewer of Jacksonville,
FL as well as 6 Great nieces and nephews in Louisville.
A memorial service will be held in Louisville at Green Acres Baptist Church, 5189 ndth, her 60 birthday. A second Poplar Level Road, Louisville, at 7:00 p.m. on March 22
service will be held in Jacksonville with a tree planting in her honor at St Vincent’s
Medical Center on the St. John’s River.
She requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to:
Commonwealth Bank & Trust
1404 Evergreen Road
Anchorage, KY 40223