Maryland Will Miss... COMINGS & GOINGS

Nancy Halbert Hoff a died on June 19. She was 76. She married Robert A. Hoff a in 1987. T e couple founded Hidden Valley Farm in Westminster in 1996 where they retired with their horses. Hoff a graduated Wakefi eld High School and then American University. She played bass and guitar and sang with the country-western band T e Westernaires and had a record made in Nashville. She worked in several positions with the Army Material Command and the Department of the Army, Civilian Personnel. She was an active mem- ber of the Southern Maryland Quarter Horse Association and the Maryland State Quar- ter Horse Association where she was on the Board of Directors and served as Treasurer. Hoff a was also a “horse show mom” to her daughter Wendy Knarr.

Kim Louise Fegely Cornwell of Upperco

died on June 21 at the age of 59. Cornwell graduated from Hereford High School in 1978 and then attended the University of Maryland where she was an Alpha Omicron Pi sorority member. Over the years, she worked for Equita- ble Bank of Baltimore, the Maryland National Bank and the corporate headquarters of Black and Decker in Towson before becoming an of- fi ce manager for her sister’s law fi rm T e Weisse Miller Law Group, LLC, in Sykesville. Later in life Cornwell became the owner and manager of Petticoats Advance Equestrian Center where she worked for 20 years. She was a member of the Maryland Dressage Association.

Mary Agnes McCarville Lewis died on June

24 at the age of 92. She was the wife of Dr. Fred T. Lewis, mother of 10 children, grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of four. Lewis was born and raised in South Dakota before her family moved to Delaware in 1944. She gradu-


Bobby Lillis has retired as the Benefi ts and Benevolence Director for the Maryland T oroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) after 21 years.

Tom LaMarra, who currently handles communications and special projects for MTHA has added the backstretch services to his duties as of June 20.

Kaela Schraer, DVM, is leaving Damascus Associates for a veterinary position near her hometown in Glastonbury, CT.

ated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Elementary Education. She met her future husband when she was

a college sophomore. Fred Lewis had just re- turned to the US after military service in Eu- rope. When Mary graduated, she began teach- ing in the area while Fred completed college and then attended the Veterinary College at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After only a month

apart, they

sped up their wedding plans and were married in December 1950. T e newlyweds returned to NY together where she worked as a teacher and he fi nished vet school. After a brief stay in

Williamsport, PA, the couple moved to How- ard County, MD,


1954 where Fred Lewis established the Lewis Veterinary Hospital. Mary Agnes stopped teaching to manage his growing practice. She had a passion for

A speedy recovery to Marlborough Hunt Club President and Whipper-In Greg Bush of Harwood, who suff ered a freak tragic horse accident on July 21 and was airlifted by helicopter to PG County Trauma Center

Intensive Care. He sustained

shock, internal bleeding due to sliced liver, a broken shoulder, broken collarbone, multiple broken ribs, broken hip, broken pelvis, thoracic compression of his spine and required many blood transfusions. As of July 26, Greg was still in the ICU working with doctors towards a long recovery.

philanthropy and com- munity involvement and served the community in countless ways in- cluding donating her time to Our Daily Bread (ODB) soup kitchen for almost 40 years. While looking for a way to do more for ODB, the Lewis family began hosting a charity polo match at their farm in Clarksville starting in 2005. Over the next 12 years, the Ten Oaks Cup polo match raised over $500,000 for ODB.

Jennifer Moy

Jennifer Moy of Burtonsville died on July 5 after a fi ve year battle with cancer. She was 51. Moy grew up in the Baltimore suburbs until her family moved to Silver Spring where she was introduced to U.S. Pony Club through a new neighbor. When her parents bought her a horse, she began boarding at Windsor Manor in Sandy Spring. Moy helped out with a variety of riding camps as she developed her own skills as an eques- trian and competed as well. Moy earned a B.S. in nursing in 1990 and earned a Master’s Degree in 1998. She went on to become a Nurse Practi- tioner and fi rst worked in the ICU at a Cardiac Cath Lab and ended her career as a cardiac Sur- gery Nurse Practitioner.

Laura Virginia Ryan

of Laurel died unexpect- edly on July 10 at the age of 39. Born in Ohio, Ryan

loved all kinds

of animals and rescued many in her lifetime. She enjoyed dressage and her experiences with friends

and horses at Reddemeade Equestrian Center, where she boarded her two horses, Storm and Luna. Her love of music and sports led her to help choreograph several musical freestyles for Reddemeade riders and friends. Ryan was also an active volunteer with the Potomac Valley Dressage Association and often a High Pledge participant at PVDA’s annual Ride For Life benefi t competition.


Rita Boehm

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