Margrit Mondavi has died at age 91 at her home in the Napa Valley, CA. A frequent visitor to La Penita where she stayed with her good friend and often companion/escort, Thomas Bartlett, Margrit raised over $6000 US to help fund scholarships through Los Amigos. Many residents, local, full time and visitors, will remember her not only for her charitable contributions to our area; but for her wit, charm, intelligence and joie de vivre. A life well lived. Please join us in offering condolences to her family and to her long time friend, Thomas. Margrit’s Life here .
Thomas is quoted in the Napa Valley Times: “. . .Her zest for life never waned. In my last conversation with her she said, ‘Thomas, if I could have one last wish, it would be to go one more time to your home in Mexico where we could paint and draw — and go out dancing, preferably to a Cuban band’. . .”
Margrit at her book signing luncheon for Writers Who Love Mexico at Vista Guayabitos March 2013.
And, one of my favorite pictures from that day→
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