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Voice: Beloved educator will be missed

October 25, 2001

Mr. Allen Mains passed away at age 97.

Mr. Mains was dearly loved by many in Calexico and the Imperial Valley.

He was our teacher and our principal at Rockwood School. Having served in the Calexico School District for 41 years, he retired in 1968.

He was still alert and possessed a bright mind to the end. Writing legible loving letters to all who wrote to him, Mr. Mains still contributed his thoughts on city matters to the local Valley newspapers. We treasure the ones he wrote on saving the Carnegie Library.

His death came quietly at home and was a surprise to many of us because we were sure he would reach the age of 100 if not more.

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Our condolences to his two children, Bill and Mary Ellen, and his grandsons Bill and Bob.

We loved you, Mr. Mains, and will miss you.

Besides being our teacher and our principal he was also our children's.

MARGARITA and

FERNANDO DE NECOCHEA

OSCAR, CARLOS and

WILLIE PADILLA

Calexico

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