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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.


Join or Renew CFBRAA Membership Here:
http://www.calfarleysboysranchalumni.org/OnlineGiving.aspx


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http://www.boysranchtexasfamily.net/CFBRAA/

CFBRAA Website
http://www.calfarleysboysranchalumni.org/


Carroll Powell BR Staff-Wrestling Coach

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

Carroll Powell BR Staff-Wrestling Coach

Postby Jeff Mitchell » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:28 pm

Coach Powell passed away at 10:50 a.m. today. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet. I’ll let you know when I hear something.
Wanda appreciates the prayers that have been extended in their behalf and the contacts that many have made. I’m sure she’s looking forward
to some rest this afternoon.
Frances Waldrip

Carroll Powell, 72, of Amarillo died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
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Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Cal Farley's Boys Ranch. Services will be follow at 3 p.m. in Saint Stephen United Methodist Church with Dr. Stan Cosby, the Rev. Ken Cole and Terri Powell, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell St.

Carroll was born Oct. 23, 1940, in Lubbock to Bryant and Florice Smith Powell. He was raised in Abernathy, where he played football, ran track and developed many life-long friends. He attended West Texas State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in art and physical education.

50 years to the day, he married Wanda Ryan on Jan. 26, 1963, in Ralls. It did not take them long to get to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch in the summer of 1964.

Mr. Powell was hired as a wrestling coach and art teacher. He fulfilled Cal Farley's dream of having a successful wrestling program, bringing two state championships in 1968 and 1969, and many individual champions. He was inducted into the Texas Interscholastic Wrestling Association Hall of Honor in 1997.

He spent more than 30 years at Boys Ranch, investing in young men doing everything from teaching kids how to swim, designing the roughrider for the BR brand and chaperoning proms, just to name a few.

Carroll was an accomplished Western artist in oil, acrylic, watercolor and bronze. His work was exhibited in shows throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and the capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Carroll never met a stranger and knew someone wherever he went. He loved spending hours visiting and sharing stories with childhood friends, his Boys Ranch family, the Wesley workers Sunday school class and gym friends.

He was preceded in death by his golf buddies, Ed Bawcom in 2006 and Gerald Watson in 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Powell of Amarillo; a daughter, Terri Powell of Amarillo; a son, Barry Powell and wife Jazan of Dallas; a granddaughter, Harper Powell of Dallas; two brothers, Reg Powell of Hot Springs, Ark., and Dale Powell of Abernathy; a sister, Kay Carter of Ruidoso, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Association or Children's Building Fund at Saint Stephen United Methodist Church.

The family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sign the online guest book at http://www.griggsschoolergordon.com.
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Re: Coach Carroll Powell

Postby Tiny » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:28 pm

So long coach.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
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Re: Coach Carroll Powell

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:45 pm

RIP!
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Re: Coach Carroll Powell

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:06 pm

Carroll Powell Services
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FROM: Frances Waldrip

Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:24 PM

Visitation will be tomorrow (Monday) evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Home at 5400 Bell St. in Amarillo. Burial will be at Boys Ranch at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday with

memorial services at 3:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Methodist Church , 4600 S. Western. Terri Powell will officiate. Please keep the family in your prayers.
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