Malcolm Calaway, a lifetime APHA member and past president from Alpine, Texas, died April 21. He was 76.
Born October 29, 1940, Malcolm called his ranch in South Texas home, and it was there he first became involved with Paint Horses in the 1960s when his wife traded a Quarter Horse for the family’s first chrome-coated horse. Malcolm was a livestock nutritionist, cattle rancher and longtime Paint Horse breeder, exhibitor and judge, according to the Paint Horse Journal. He also owned West Texas Ranch Realty, according to his obituary in the Victoria Advocate.
In 1979, Malcolm was elected to APHA’s Executive Committee, and he served as president in 1984. Previously, he served as a national director and was part of the Judges and Show & Contest committees.
During his presidency, Malcolm put a focus on increased member unity, sound fiscal management, and revival of family activities and overall participation. He was instrumental in developing the APHA World Show, a payout-based major show that kicked off in 1984. He also worked to strengthen Youth and Amateur involvement in APHA.
“We can continue our Amateur programs and stress our Youth programs. These are probably the best things we can do. When we initiated the Amateur program, it was one of the greatest things that happened to the association. It has increased the salability of our horses, increased our membership and made people who are not professionals feel as though they have a place in this association,” Malcolm said in the November 1984 Paint Horse Journal.
Malcolm is survived by his wife, Anne; sons, Troy and Joseph; daughter-in-law Kelli; brother James; niece Jamie; nephew James; and grandniece Aria. No funeral services will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sunshine House of Alpine, 205 East Sul Ross Ave., Alpine, TX 79830.
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