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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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Lamont Waldrip - Retired Staff

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Lamont Waldrip - Retired Staff

Postby Tiny » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:56 am

Hey all Lamont passed last night and currently I don't have the details but he is now gone to the other side. My thoughts and prayers go to the family fo rthis loss.
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Re: Lamont Waldrip

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:34 am

Lamont passed away at 3:20 a.m. this morning. Thanks to all who have called, written, or visited him during the last week or so. Your prayers have sustained us.

We will go make arrangements this PM. I will let you know more later.

Frances Waldrip

Sad news. My prayers are with the family.
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Re: Lamont Waldrip

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:13 am

Services for Lamont Waldrip will be on Wednesday. Burial is at 10:00 am at the Boys Ranch Cemetery followed by a celebration of his life at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Canyon, TX. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Brooks Funeral Home in Canyon.
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Re: Lamont Waldrip

Postby Tiny » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:43 am

Thanks for the updates regarding the specific details.
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Re: Lamont Waldrip

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:03 pm

Orbit from Amarillo Globe-News

CANYON — Lamont Waldrip, 80, died Monday, July 1, 2013 in Amarillo.
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Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Boys Ranch Alumni Cemetery with John Love, pastor of pastoral care at Trinity Fellowship Church, officiating. Memorial services will be at 2 pm. Wednesday in First Baptist Church in Canyon with Daryl Roach, pastor of MORE Church, and the Rev. Steve Olsen, First Baptist Church of Canyon, officiating. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.

Lamont Waldrip was born June 4, 1933, in Medicine Mound to Frontis and Thelma Wall Waldrip. He graduated from Quanah High School in 1950 and received his bachelor’s in agriculture education from West Texas State College in 1955. He married Frances Pennington in the JA Hill Chapel at WT on April 8, 1955.

He began as a house parent at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch on Aug. 1, 1955. He also served as a teacher, program director, and was serving as ranch superintendent when he retired on Aug. 1, 1997. Lamont was a member of First Baptist Church of Canyon, Buffalo Club at WT, WT Alumni Association and Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Alumni Association, and was an emeritus board director at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. He was also a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. After his retirement, Lamont became a valued member of the Brooks Funeral Directors staff.

Lamont loved his grandkids and watching the Texas Rangers. He also enjoyed supporting WT sports, watching PRCA Rodeo, PBR bull riding, hunting and being a greeter at First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Calvin Wayne Waldrip.

Survivors include his wife, Frances; two daughters, Beverly Hall and husband Steve of Bushland, and Camilla Lindsey and husband Jordan of Parker; two sons, Lyndal Waldrip and wife Becky of Amarillo and Justin Waldrip and wife Beth of Caldwell; brother, Roger Waldrip and wife Kathy of Vega; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Brooks Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Alumni Association, P.O. Box 9435, Amarillo, TX 79105; Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174; or Canyon City Masonic Lodge 730 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 187, Canyon, TX 79015.
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Re: Lamont Waldrip - Retired Staff

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:40 am

Lamont Waldrip became patriarch of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
Posted: July 6, 2013 - 9:52pm
http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-07-06/waldrip-became-facilitys-patriarch

By JON MARK BEILUE
jon.beilue@amarillo.com

Lamont Waldrip held several titles in his nearly half-century of service to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch — house parent, teacher, program director, superintendent and board member. Dan Adams, president and CEO of Boys Ranch, can add another one.

“He was the patriarch of Boys Ranch,” he said. “Lamont was the bedrock of the place known as Boys Ranch.”

Waldrip, 80, of Canyon died Monday after a brief battle with cancer. He was buried Wednesday in Boys Ranch Alumni Cemetery.

The Ranch was where he began in 1955 what would be his life’s work. The Quanah native married Frances Pennington in April, graduated from West Texas State with a degree in agricultural education in May, and at the urging of a friend, looked into Boys Ranch that summer. On Aug. 1, he and his new bride became house parents in what amounted to Army barracks, a far cry from the brick homes of today.

Forty-two years later, on Aug. 1, 1997, he retired as the ranch’s superintendent. In the following years, he was an advisory member of the board of directors, a director emeritus and worked closely with Boys Ranch’s Alumni Association, which he helped start.

“Boys Ranch meant everything to him,” said his brother, Roger Waldrip. “That was our life’s ambition. It’s where both of us wanted to be. Lamont never had any thoughts to go anywhere else, and after my first three years, I didn’t either.”

The two brothers — Lamont is oldest by four years — each worked 42 years at Boys Ranch.

Roger retired in 2000. During his time, he was a house parent, intramural director, assistant coach, head football coach, athletic director and later trained new staff.

When Lamont became superintendent, he, in effect, became his brother’s boss.

“I was tickled to death he got it, but then I thought, ‘How is this going to affect me?’” Roger said. “But we had a great working relationship. He was an idol to me.”

Boys Ranch, 37 miles northwest of Amarillo, has been a privately funded residential and educational provider for at-risk youth since it was founded by Cal Farley in 1939. Farley died in 1967.

“Both of us felt strongly about staying there and helping carry on Cal Farley’s legacy,” Roger said. “That’s what kept us there. When (Farley) passed away, both of us were determined to continue what he started.”

Waldrip’s last title as superintendent no longer exists under Boys Ranch’s current restructuring.

“He was like the mayor,” Adams said. “He presided over the whole thing. All the various responsibilities, whether it was children or infrastructure, Lamont was the boss.”

Adams arrived at Boys Ranch in 1996, one year before Waldrip retired. It was a time of change at Boys Ranch, which Adams said Waldrip sensed.

“By that time, he was sort of a legendary figure,” he said. “He was intimately involved in the evolution of Boys Ranch for 40-some years, but I came at a time of change and transition, and Lamont was ever the gentlemen.”

Waldrip’s wife, Frances, worked in the Boys Ranch school district. Their four children — Beverly, Camilla, Lyndal and Justin — were raised on the grounds.

“He was sort of a grandfather figure to all the kids raised under his umbrella,” Adams said. “He was feared by some, loved by most, but I don’t know of any young person who didn’t respect him.”
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Re: Lamont Waldrip - Retired Staff

Postby Tiny » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:50 am

Thanks Jerry, I appreciated reading these articles.
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