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If you are not already a paid CFBRAA member I want to encourage you to become one.
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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Laura Boatwright

To Memorialize Our Family. Post here to report the passing of anyone in our family and memories of their life.

Laura Boatwright

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:21 am

Laura Boatwright

FROM: Frances Waldrip
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:22 AM

I am forwarding the information I received from Pat Morgan. I called the funeral home and confirmed that arrangements are still pending. I will be out of town the next few days, but you can check online at

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patricia Morgan <>
Date: Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 7:31 PM
Subject: Laura Boatwright
To: Frances Waldrip <>

Laura passed away in Tulsa this morning. Jimmy asked me to contact you and let you and Lamont know. I talked to him a few minutes ago and they are on their way back to Amarillo . Cox funeral home will be taking care of the services. They will go tomorrow am and make all of the arrangements. Will let you know more when I have information.

Laura Belle Robinson Boatwright, 66, of Canyon died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.
Laura Belle Robinson Boatwright.jpg

Celebration of life services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Oasis Southwest Baptist Church with Charlie Cox officiating.

Laura Belle was born in Clayton, N.M., on May 21, 1945, to W.A. and Elsie Robinson. She grew up in Texline, where she was an active member of First United Methodist Church and the Dallam County 4-H Club. Laura Belle married Jimmie Boatwright on April 2, 1977. She dedicated her life to raising her family. She loved being a mom and embraced her role as “Grammy.” Laura Belle was a huge supporter of the Boys Ranch Alumni Association and Randall County 4-H. Her genuine kindness and beautiful spirit touched many lives. She had a heart of gold and was truly inspirational.

She was preceded in death by W.A. and Elsie Robinson and Belvia Robinson Perkins.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie Boatwright of Canyon; two sons, John Robinson and wife Michele of Canyon and Dennis Robinson of Amarillo; four daughters, Laurie Dickie and husband Bill of Midland, Shari Ellis and husband Kirk of Hereford, Jamie Bates and husband Doug of Amarillo and Mary Jon Brown and husband Sy of Pampa; a sister, Betty Burns of Shoreline, Wash.; two brothers, Curtis Robinson and wife Shirley of Phoenix and Clois Robinson of Howardwick; 13 grandchildren, Kyla Ellis, Kirsten Bates, Breann Robinson, Dalton Dickie, McKalah Robinson, William Bates, Brittney Robinson, Trevor Bates, Cole Dickie, Raidyn Brown, Jason McGowen, Julie Tsethlikai and Baby B.G. Brown; mother-in-law, Molly Boatwright; and extended family and friends including, Mrs. Pat Morgan, Mary Dovel, the Belvia Robinson Family, Carissa Hand Nath, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Alumni Association and Randall County 4-H.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Alumni Association, P.O. Box 9435, Amarillo, TX 79105.

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Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 15, 2011
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