CASA GRANDE — Frank Thomas Henrehan Jr., 67, died peacefully at home, with his wife beside him, on Feb. 4, 2021, from sudden health complications.
Mr. Henrehan was the owner-operator of Budget Yardcare for the past 20-plus years and took loving pride and care with his customers' properties. He was born in Oakland, California, on Aug. 10, 1953, into a career Navy family that transferred to Southern California, and he spent most of his teen years in Garden Grove, California, just miles from Huntington Beach. As he became a free spirit, he assisted his grandmother in Oregon, then his grandfather on his pig farm in Kansas before exploring different areas of the United States. He spoke mostly about living in the French Quarter of New Orleans for two years in a tiny courtyard studio on Royal Street until his family needed him back home.
During the 1980s he joined the family towing company in Palmdale, California, driving tow trucks and maintaining essential company needs. He moved to Arizona in the mid-'90s and then relocated to Casa Grande a few years later, where he started Budget Yardcare. He was a constant figure throughout the Casa Grande community and enjoyed walking Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Saturday escapes to a casino and trips to the White Mountains and Huntington Beach. His faith kept him strong and his quiet generosity kept him humble. He donated to organizations in need and fed families standing on the corner. His devoted love for his family was his biggest achievement.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Danice; two sisters, Theresa Levin of San Juan Capistrano, California, and Kathleen Henrehan of Casa Grande; along with several nieces and nephews.
No service due to COVID-19.