Ray Frady

November 27, 1933February 17, 2018
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Ray Frady, age 84, took his last breath in peace at his home in Burnet, Texas on the evening of February 17, 2018. Born November 27, 1933 in Tyler, Texas to Lillian and L.C. Frady, he attended the University of Texas where he met and married the love of his life, Helen, before graduating in 1956. “Coach,” as he was best known, dedicated the next fifty years of his life to coaching and mentoring through his roles as a high school football coach and summer camp director. As a young coach, he helped lead San Angelo High School to a state championship before moving on to become the head football coach at Burnet High School. While there, he created a lasting legacy of “Spirit, Pride and Honor,” and is remembered for his success on the football field and his support for the Burnet community. Despite leaving coaching in 1978, he never stopped teaching and the values he instilled in others as Boys Camp Director at Camp Longhorn carry on today. He greeted others with a firm handshake and a gentle smile and taught those he knew, by way of example, to “treat others the way you want to be treated.” He is survived by wife of 62 years Helen Bohn Frady, daughter Pam “Blue” Alden, grandchildren Jonathan “J-Bird” Alden (wife Lisa), Nick “Slick” Alden, Lindsay “Loon” Alden (husband Stefan), and dog Coco. Fittingly, he will rest in peace alongside his longtime canine partner-in-crime Queenie. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm on February 25, 2018 at Hill Country Fellowship in Burnet. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nick’s school, Chinquapin Preparatory School for economically disadvantaged students, at, or to a charity of your choosing. Arrangements were made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Condolences may be offered at


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Matt Gose

March 4, 2018

Helen & Pam,

I feel honored to have known Ray Frady for over 50 years, through Camp Longhorn. He and "Jumping" Joe Brown gave me my first nickname: Matt Gose "Son of Mother Goose" as a seven year old. Later he was my Wrangler counselor, then one of my bosses when I was a counselor. Ray was always fun loving, optimistic, and to the point. Thanks Ray and the Frady family for all your personal contributions to helping young boys and girls grow through CLH & the Burnet community.

Rita Reynolds-Gibbs

February 27, 2018

Dear Helen,
I remember you and Ray at Camp Longhorn in 1963! I have treasured my memories of that wonderful Summer on Inks Lake and the positive energy you and Ray spread all over camp. What wonderful soulmates you must have been together....and still are! My love and sincere sympathy, Rita Reynolds-Gibbs, Austin, TX

Ed MacInerney

February 25, 2018

We are greatly saddened to learn of Ray's passing. He was a man of great character, and was a positive influence on the lives of so many. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With great sympathy,

Ed, Dylan, Gillian, and Cullen MacInerney

Ashley Bull

February 25, 2018

Dear Helen and family, l am so blessed to know all of you through my years as a camper at Longhorn and then to have another go around as the Pit Stop nurse. I have loved seeing you and Ray and family over these many summers and also enjoyed the stories that my dad, Bob Cecil, would tell about Ray. We love you and are here for you. Ashley Cecil Bull and family

Clayton Harrison

February 25, 2018

Hundreds, if not thousands, of young men have lost a very influential person in their lives. While I knew Ray several decades, I will be forever grateful for his daily visits to me while in the hospital following a car accident. My family sends its heartfelt condolences to Rays family as well as his CLH family.

Jeanette (Rouse) Bennett

February 24, 2018

I first met Ray Frady in Bonner Elementary School in Tyler. If I remember correctly, his family had just moved from Lansing, Michigan. I had not seen him since we graduated from Tyler High in 1951 but had enjoyed following him on Facebook in recent years and looked forward to his birthday greeting. I am saddened to hear of his death. May God be with his family.
Jeanette (Rouse) Bennett (Tyler, TX)

Tommy McGilvray

February 24, 2018

Nothing but good memories of Coach Frady. Coach was honest, fair, fun and challenged you to do better.

Heidi and J Frederick

February 24, 2018

Mrs. Frady, so sorry for your and our loss of Coach Frady. He is missed by all, but we'll see him again. God bless you and your family.

lesley spencer

February 23, 2018

Such a loss and he will be sorely missed. Ray was such a bright and happy man welcoming all to Camp each summer. My sons always looked forward to Roundup each year and of course second term camp. God bless you all and you will be in our prayers. Lesley Ferguson Spencer

Bob Maxfield

February 23, 2018

Ray was one of the CLH greats. I feel fortunate to have known him for more than 60 years. He was my counselor when I was a camper, my mentor when I was a counselor, and my friend in the years after camp. He influenced me in many ways large and small, and I am a better person as a result. I will treasure the memories.