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Memorial Donations

If you would like to make a donation to After the Homestretch Arizona in honor of a loved one, friend or beloved pet, please select the Memorial Donation button to the right to do so. 

Please complete the form below with the details about your loved one, friend or beloved pet, and we will share your sentiments on our Memorial Page.

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In Memory of

Ronald D. Drynan, Jr.

In loving memory of our friend, Ron Drynan, whose joyful presence at the ranch will be missed by all of us and the horses. He enjoyed the peace and comfort the horses gave to him as he happily cared for all of them.

His wife, Wendy’s, words:
“Ron was the most incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and dear friend to so many. He was a kind-hearted soul, a naturally curious mind, a consummate teacher, giving everything he could to those around him, endeavoring to do the right thing, and constantly pushing himself to be better. The worlds of so many are poorer for his passing.

Ronald Darrell Drynan, Jr., age 62. Ron was a loving husband of Wendy A. Drynan, loving father of Ronald D. Drynan III, (Kristina Drynan) loving son of Jane A. Drynan, preceded in death by his beloved father, (Ronald D. Drynan, Sr.), loving son-in-law of Merriann Beja, preceded in death by his beloved father-in-law, (Robert A. Beja, Sr.), fond brother of fraternal twin John M. Drynan, (Megumi Drynan), Ruth J. Chastain, (Randall Chastain), Douglas A. Drynan, (Elizabeth Drynan), fond brother-in-law of Robert A. Beja, Jr. and Christopher J Beja, (Victoria Beja), dear uncle to Haru Miyata, Ariel R. Beja, Sumner Lambert, Ian M. Drynan, Morgan T. Beja, Katie Chastain, Jamison L. Beja, and Brooke Chastain.

As per Ron’s wishes, there will be no services or further arrangements made at this time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Ronald D. Drynan, Jr. to, “After the Home Stretch” horse rescue. It was a place he volunteered every Saturday morning at the crack of dawn, to care for the horses there that he loved so deeply.

In Memory of Ron Drynan, Jr., A loving husband, father, son, brother, and an all around amazing friend! We miss and love you!  Fondly, Alana (Mateling), Ian and Connor Flatley

John and Linda Kutinac, Las Cruces, NM
Will Hutchinson, St George, UT
Joann Rosa, St George, UT
Pam Saccameno, Pleasant Pr, WI
Ralph and Susan McCurdy, Orland Park, IL
Douglas and Elizabeth Drynan, Los Osos, CA
Alfred Peterson, Northbrook, IL
Mark and Korraine Linnerud,  Chicago, IL
Jane Drynan, Frederickson, TX
Julie Ohnstad on behalf of Hecate Energy, Dunwoody, GA

Debbie Hixon, Las Cruces, NM
“Ron was truly an amazing soul and he will be missed by all of us.”

 

 

John Drynan and employer, Micron Foundation, matching donation
Cynthia and William Thompson,  Evergreen Park, IL
Melanie Seymore (Mowery), Cumming, Georgia

Sheila Bechinski, Wanatah, IN
“I just made a donation and I wanted you to know it was in memory of Ron Drynan, a good friend since childhood who has been volunteering for you and loving it! Thank you for all you do!”

Anas Ansari, Katy, TX
Tina Vail, Phoenix, AZ
Susan Lampariello, La Grange, IL
Thomas Mohler and Shelly Berk, Las Cruces, NM
Rita Durhman, Fredricksburg, TX

Karen Nelson Rogers, Westminster, CO
“In Memory of Ron Drynan, Jr from Karin, Mike, Nina and Amelia Rogers”

Cori Deltoro, Cave Creek, AZ
“2 hour therapy session for the horses in Honor of Ron Drynan”

 

In Memory of

Jean D. Winslow

This donation is being made in deepest sympathy to our dear friends, Laurie and Brian Tucek, to honor the memory of Laurie’s beloved Mother, Jean D. Winslow, who passed away in Prescott, January 19th, 2024.

– Charlene & Bobby Freeman

In Honor of

Lord Bacchus

Lord Bacchus was owned and loved by Ann Damiano until he passed away in February 2023. His started his racing career in Washington, but apparently at 17+ hands, was considered too big to be a successful racehorse. He was sold off the track as a 3-year-old to a dressage trainer who thought he had potential. Ann purchased him as an eight-year-old and he spent the next 20 years training and showing in the sport of dressage but he never forgot his thoroughbred heritage. They competed through United States Dressage Federation fourth level and he helped Ann get her USDF bronze medal. Bacchus was a great example of how OTTBs  can find wonderful second careers.

 

Bacchus was a very regal horse and was loved and respected by everyone who met him. 

– Ann Damiano

In Honor of

Tassie

In memory of our beloved Tassie, taken from us on Oct 4, 2022. She was our companion for 14 years and gave us unconditional love and faithfulness that will keep her in our hearts and memories forever. We are so thankful to have adopted her when she was 6 weeks old. She was definitely a treasure.

– Bobby & Charlene Freeman

 

In Honor of

Koley Bear

We had 14 wonderful years with our dog, Koley Bear, and we loved her very much. She will always be in our hearts and thoughts. She would have been very jealous of her Mommy’s time with the horses!

– Bobby & Charlene Freeman

In Honor of

Leah

Brooke Beaulieu organized a fundraiser for After The Homestretch Arizona in honor of her sister, Leah.

The people listed below donated in honor of Leah

Jill Galus

Chelsea White

Shannon Rakovsky

Fordham & Shelley Tucker

Douglas Razzano

Danielle Leong

Kuulei Michelle Johnston

Morgan Finch

Eddie Perez

David Trollope

Jack Balon

Mike & Lynette Jarvinen

Rachelle Groenewold

Nicolas Chorak

Haight Family

Family Gram

Fileccia Marcy

Sarah Curtis

Alexander Bortz

Judy Ivicek

Lisa Robles

Katherine Lockhart

Cheri George

Mark McGinley

Julee Lynch

Maria McKay

Robin Freese

Lia Briehl

In Memory of

Norman Dube

In memory of Norman Dube whose passion was horse racing.

He made many trips over the years to Monmouth Park, NJ and Saratoga Racetrack in New York State.

– Kathy Roberts

In Memory of

Molly Pearson Anderson

The Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Don & Barb Maggiore

Charlene & Bobby Freeman

In memory of Molly Pearson Anderson, my trainer.

– Susan Wafer

Kimberly Rock

In Memory of

Mephista & Tia

In honor of Mephista and Tia – two of the most beautiful and amazing mares that I’ve had the good fortune to spend time with. They will be missed by all.

– Charlene Freeman

In Memory of

John McCarvel 

Bobby & Charlene Freeman

In Memory of

Saraswatianmahagan (Sara)

In loving memory of Saraswatianmahagan (Sara) who taught me that with patience & love I could win her trust, which was a special gift that will remain in my heart forever. I will miss Sara and never forget the time I had to spend with her.

– Charlene Freeman

In Memory of

John Edward King, Jr.

In memory of John Edward King, Jr. who passed away on September 13, 2019. John was the husband of Lois Burris who is such a kind and caring person. They were married for 33 years. Lois Burris volunteered at After The Homestretch and was a delight to work with. She and John loved the racehorses. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lois and her family.

– Charlene Freeman

In Memory of

Raven & Macchiato

For Raven & Macchiato – the two most heroic horses I had the privilege to know and love. 

– Charlene Freeman

In Memory of

Marcia Chesney

In Loving Memory of Marcia Chesney, avid racehorse lover and owner.

– Tim Carlson

Given in memory of Marcia Chesney … many days spent at the track with her and her family. I think this will make her smile.

– Randi Relander

This is a donation from Rockwell Automation made in memory of Marcia Chesney.

– Heidi Petrakis

In Memory of

Bernie Marturana

With deepest sympathy on the passing of Bernie Marturana and with respect to Dannielle and Wendy.

– Bobby & Charlene Freeman

In Memory of

Senator John McCain

Lisa Kendall Powers

In Memory of

Billy Jacot

Billy was a fun loving, compassionate man and a wonderful friend to my brother, Mark Clemans. He will be missed by many.

– Virginia L. Gammons, Idaho

In Memory of

Dr. Sarah Carstens

Robert J. & Gail L. Schermer, Vermont

In Memory of

Gary Gjerstad

In honor of our friend, Gary Gjerstad, who passed away early this morning. Gary had come out with a friend to visit the old Ranch – he was blind – and I took him around to meet all of our horses. He fell in love with Hawkeye because Gary is from Iowa and they have the Hawkeyes team there.

– Charlene & Bobby Freeman

In Memory of

Bernie Burnham

With love and sympathy to the family.

– Charlene & Bobby Freeman

In Memory of

Roger Lange

With respect to the family.

– Charlene & Bobby Freeman

In honor of my

Dad’s Birthday!

– Alexandra Mufson

In Memory of

Edward Wayne Wilhelm

To the memory of my big brother, “Big Wayne” Wilhelm – from Doc, Linda, Bo, Wayne, Savannah, Kevin and Amanda

– The Wilhelm Family, October 12, 2017

In honor of Edward Wayne Wilhelm, who loved the horses. Our deepest sympathies.   Kratville – Tarpein – Zobel Family

– Judy Kratville, August 10, 2017

In memory of Edward Wayne Wilhelm

– Laith Sheet, August 10, 2017

In memory of Edward Wayne Wilhelm – a True Horse (Race) Affectionado

– Patricia & Michael Gryzik , August 10, 2017

In memory of Edward Wayne Wilhelm

– Dennis & Connie Van Denburg, Septemper 2, 2017

In Memory of

June Gilman in 2012 and 
Carl Gilman in 2017

My mom moved to Arizona in 1997 to enjoy the warm winters of Sun City and the summer months of Prescott. She was an avid reader, loved playing Bingo and spending time with me. She leaves behind my dad, Carl, her husband and best friend of 65 years, myself and her granddaughter, Shannon George, and her husband, Brian Vasquez, of Whittier, CA

Brooke George, her daughter

February 4, 2012
From a friend of Brooke George, June’s daughter
Dannielle Marturana, February 6, 2012

My Dad passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  He’s with my Mom who he has missed so much since her passing 5 years ago. ​He has been struggling the past few weeks but I believe he was waiting for my cousins, Jerry and Linda to arrive before he closed his eyes for the final time. He recognized them immediately and even winked at Jerry, like he did so many years ago when they were up to one of their practical jokes….:)”

Brooke Gilman, his daughter, March 3rd, 2017

In Memory of

Lyman H. Rollins

Lyman lived a very full and successful life.  He loved his wife dearly and together they raised a wonderful close-knit family.  His horses were a reflection of the kind of man he was.  Each one received excellent care and training and went on to other careers after the track.

– Mike and Gayle Drennan, November 1, 2012, Phoenix, AZ

Lyman was a fine country gentleman and horseman.  We admired, respected, and loved him.

– Ron and Germain Johnston, November 2, 2012, Edmond, OK

In memoriam of Mr. Lyman Rollins.

– Michelle Wesala, November 2, 2012, Tempe, AZ

To Dave and Karin, In memoriam of Mr. Lyman Rollins. Love Summer and Brady and the Fueld Films Family.

– Sadie Cornelius, November 8, 2012, Austin, TX

In Memoriam​

– Joanne Burian, November 8, 2012, Desert Hills, AZ

Lyman was a wonderful horseman who contributed much of himself to the Thoroughbred Racing Industry.  He is missed and will continue to be missed in our world and industry.

– Peggy & Dick Hopwood, December 5, 2012, Phoenix, AZ

In Memory of

Darleen Ann Wilkowski

In Memory of

Inge (Schloss) Lehmann

Inge Lehmann, our wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away February 13, 2015 in her apartment in San Francisco. 

Our mom was passionate about life and was a loyal and dedicated friend to people important to her. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a gracious hostess. A long-time San Francisco resident, she and her husband, the late Gary Lehmann, enjoyed many weekends boating on the bay with friends and family. She loved to travel, going to the symphony and building the “house on the hill” with her husband, Gary. 

Inge is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Lucchesi and Yvonne Hunter, her adored grand-daughter, Chana Schames, caring son-in-law, Jeff Lucchesi, wonderful sister-in-law, Joan Schloss, and nephews and nieces Jeff and Melody Schloss and their family, Ron Schloss, Bob Schloss, Linda and Ray Philbin and Connie Benesch.

– Ray and Linda Philbin