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Our association is doing good things and helping out many with special needs and scholarships.
We aren't doing as much as we would like to do and not as much as one would expect, especially if you or someone you are close to are in need of financial help.
We are limited by the funds we have available, so what we can do is modest compared to the needs.

Here is what we were able to accomplish this year with less than 300 paid members:
1. Helped 15 families in crisis situations, providing medical help, housing, utilities, clothing, etc. You provided nearly $11K in crisis support to families.
2. Helped 9 alumni families send their children to college, providing $6K in scholarship assistance.
3. Helped scores of new alumni with transportation, providing $4K for vehicle maintenance and fuel for the Alumni Support Center.
4. Provided $500 to the residents of the Alumni Support Center to help with Christmas presents for their families.
5. Provided $500 to the homes at BR as awards for the Christmas Contest winners.

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Virginia Turner

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:29 pm

Virginia Turner
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:57 AM
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Memorial services for Virginia Turner, wife of Roy Turner, are planned for Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillside Christian

Church @ Hillside and South Soncy in Amarillo . Private burial will be at Llano under the auspices of Boxwell Funeral Home of Amarillo. Roy and Virginia attended many Ranch activities and he served as an alumnus, staff member, and on the Board of Directors.

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Re: Virginia Turner

Postby Lan Bostwick 1958-61 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:20 pm

Virginia Turner, 79, of Amarillo died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hillside Christian Church with Roy Wheeler and Mike Nuthman officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Virginia was born May 25, 1930, in Tahoka to Delbert and Florence Pinkley. She was the youngest of five daughters.

Virginia's family was the joy of her life. During holidays, she loved to sit at the piano, surrounded by children and grandchildren, and play gospel hymns. Smiles, a listening ear, laughter and culinary prowess were her gifts to others. Virginia thrived on the opportunities to prepare special dishes for others: a small bowl of cranberries at Thanksgiving, cornbread dressing with just the right amount of sage or that perfect coconut pie, all delivered with a special smile and laughter.

Virginia and Roy have enjoyed a relationship with Boys Ranch for many decades. At Cal Farley's request, they served the ranch as house parents in 1955 and 1956. It was later documented that not only did Virginia feed her four children well, but the 36 boys of Western Avenue dormitory at Boys Ranch were always well supplied with treats, including homemade candy and popcorn. Mr. Farley, with a sweet tooth of his own, often suggested to Virginia that a batch of candy would be welcome. Virginia worked for the ranch periodically for more than 30 years, retiring in 1990.

Virginia was also quick to volunteer her time for many causes, beginning with coaching her children's athletic teams or serving as a chaperone for a cheerleading trip, and finally through serving her community as a Meals On Wheels driver, a muscular dystrophy fundraiser, and delivering "Newcomer Packets" to members of Paramount Terrace Christian Church, now the Hillside Christian Church.

Virginia loved traveling and playing golf with the love of her life, Roy. Her time with her family was the most precious to her. She prospered through the success of her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Her precious smile, contagious laugh, quick wit, and her love of God and others will be missed.

Survivors include her loving sister and dear friend, Charlie Lee Lemaster; her husband of 62 years, Roy; four children, Linda Wilson and husband Tom of Fort Worth, Sherry Turner of Dalhart, Roy Edward "Eddy" Turner and wife Beckie of Amarillo, and Melody Boswell of Dumas; nine grandchildren, Alexis Wilson, Brad Wilson and wife Amy and Barrett Brannon, all of Fort Worth, Elise Austell and husband Glenn of Lubbock, Daniel Brannon and wife Beth, Ginnie Rutledge and husband Justin and Kourtney Bass and husband Brandon, all of Amarillo, Jacob Turner of Wichita Falls and Toby Boswell and wife Robyn of San Diego. Virginia also was the proud great-grandmother of five children, Peyton, Jon Thomas and Lilly Wilson, all of Fort Worth, and Wilson and Turner Austell, both of Lubbock.

Virginia's grandchildren will all serve as her honorary pallbearers
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Re: Virginia Turner

Postby Tiny » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:14 am

Isn't funny how the simple pleasures in life like playing he piano kept folks entertained?
I don't know about ya'll but somedays when I read these obituaries it makes me feel old because I remember some of these folks and I had some goodtimes when I knew them.

Well anyways thanks Lany.
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