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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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Mack Koonce

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Mack Koonce

Postby Tiny » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:49 pm

Lost another one to cancer today. I knew Mack and his family from when I was a kid and Mack was kind of a hardass but that is all he knew coming from BR.

RIP driver.

Lendon Mack Koonce, 68, of Amarillo died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
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Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jerry Bell officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Koonce was born Dec. 29, 1943, in Thackerville, Okla., to Lloyd and Lillie Koonce. He was a Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch alumni and a devout University of Oklahoma fan. Mr. Koonce married Charlet Arney on Sept. 6, 1967, in Amarillo. He was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church. Mr. Koonce served in the Air Force. He had a career as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Koonce.

Survivors include his wife, Charlet Koonce of Amarillo; two daughters, Laura Koonce Yarber and Lisa Koonce Armbruster, both of Amarillo; a brother, Ronnie Koonce of Bakersfield, Calif.; nine sisters, Yvonne Fox of Denver, Mona Plumleigh of El Cahon, Calif., Jo Ann Holder of Arlington, Brenda Jones of Haltom City, Kay Ann Price of Sulfur, Okla., Lavonna Castleman of Thackerville, Okla., Donna Wise of Sanger, Vickey Walker of Peach Springs, Ariz., and Louette Pratt of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren, Rowdy Born and Thomas Armbruster.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sign the online guest book at http://www.boxwellbrothers.com.
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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Jeff Mitchell » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:05 am

Funeral services for Mack Koonce will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Boxwell Brothers Chapel on Paramount in Amarillo.

For the obituary log on to the Boxwell Brothers website.



Please keep his family in your prayers.

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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Tiny » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:50 am

Seems 2012 has been a hard hitting year for our alumni brothers and some ex-staff.
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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Jeff Mitchell » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:41 am

Subject: Lendon Mack Koonce | Amarillo Globe-News


http://amarillo.com/obituaries/2012-11- ... gaWeBIg.em

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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:53 am

This name is familiar. When was he at BR?
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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby rob waldrup » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:29 pm

Tiny seems to know him. 8)
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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Tiny » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:46 pm

Yeah him and his brother Ronnie back in the "olden" days :mrgreen: He left in the sixties and I met him back in the eighties in Amarillo. He was a decent guy and was good to a lot of ex-ranchers trying to get started in life. I joined the service so we'd chat and I moved overseas and just lost track and you know time passes.
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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:33 am

Ronnie Koonce might be the name I am remembering.

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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Jeff Mitchell » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:54 am

I remember Ronnie Koonce, don't remember what dorm he was in.
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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Tom Weissinger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:51 pm

Mack and Ronnie were both in Maynard. Mack was friends with Ronnie Jewell, Doug Ruthardt, David Gray, Larry Weatherford and some I can't recall at this moment. Mack probably left in '61, early '62 at the latest. Not sure if he graduated, but likely. Mack and Ronnie were surely different. Mack was easy going and liked by most everyone. Ronnie, less so. Ronnie never got along with me at all. I have often thought of Mack and will miss him.
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Re: Mack Koonce

Postby Tom Weissinger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:56 pm

I just visited his obituary page and copied his picture. will attempt to post it here.http://ama-cdn.com/sites/default/files/ ... 729797.jpg Well, that didn't work gave you a url that was already here. Sure did recognize him though. would have known him if I had seen him on the street.

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