On Tuesday, April 27, Stephen James Reardon (68) and Beverly Ann Reardon (59) of Woodbine were killed when their twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed into a remote wooded area of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Leslie County, Kentucky. The couple were in route to Olive Branch, Mississippi when they encountered bad weather. The exact cause of the crash is still being determined.
Steve and Bev are best known to the horse community as long-time supporters of the sport of eventing. Both have been active volunteers at the Waredaca Horse Trials in Laytonsville for several years where Steve could often be found managing the cross-country start box with friend Jim Ligon and Bev’s extensive experience as a jump judge made her an invaluable asset to the Waredaca team.
The Reardons owned a small farm in Woodbine where they kept Bev’s two horses.
The celebration of the lives of Stephen and Beverly Reardon will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Waredaca, located at 4015 Damascus Road, Laytonsville, Maryland 20882. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM with a memorial service to follow.
Flowers and arrangements can be sent to Waredaca Farm, in care of Robert Butts or in lieu of flowers and arrangements, donations can be made in memory of Stephen and Beverly Reardon to: Days End Farm Horse Rescue at P.O. Box 309, Lisbon, Maryland 21765 or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association – Air Safety Foundation at 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, Maryland 21701.