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Daughter of Allensworth Co-Founder Dies

Ms. Regenia Payne Moses, daughter of William Payne one of the founders of Allensworth, California, passed away June 14, 2016. The first school in Allensworth opened in 1910 under the direction of Professor William Payne and for the next ten years he guided the growth of the school and its young citizens.

 

Regenia Payne Moses

 

Retired educator and longtime Pasadena resident Regenia P. Moses passed away on June 14 after a brief illness.  Ms. Moses had celebrated her 94th birthday on May 5.
 
Born in El Centro, California to William and Zenobia Payne, parents who knew the value of education, she attended Douglas Jr. College in El Centro and received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of California.  She fulfilled her course work for her teaching credential at San Diego State college and received her Administrative credential from Whittier College.
 
Ms. Moses joined the Pasadena Unified School district in 1954.  She retried in 1990, having served in both the classroom and as an elementary school principal.
 
A charter/founding member of the Pasadena chapter of the AKA national sorority, and a longtime member of All Saints Church in Pasadena, Ms. Moses had a powerful impact on the local community for many years.
 
She is survived by son Danny Moses and his wife Lisa, and son Denny Moses and his wife Sheila, a grandson, Gavin Moses, a sister Sara Enge and, as one of 10 children, a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
 
A celebration of her life is planned at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California, on July 14, 2016 at 10am.

5 Comments so far:

  1. ANN WILLIAMS says:

    I AM A DOCENT REPRESENTING COLONEL ALLENSWORTH STATE HISTORIC PARK (CASHP). ON A REGULAR BASIS I AM REPRESENTING THE SCHOOHOUSE WHERE PROFESSOR WILLIAM PAYNE SPENT MANY YEARS. I CANNOT EXPRESS THE “PRIDE” IN MY SOUL WHEN IN SUCH A SPIRITUAL ENVIRONMENT.

    TO THE FAMILY, OUR CREATOR (GOD) WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. I HAVE A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH HIM, BECAUSE MY MOTHER WENT TO THE HEAVENLIES IN 2008.

    ANN WILLIAMS
    STATEWIDE SECRETARY
    FRIENDS OF ALLENSWORTH

  2. Denny Moses says:

    On behalf of the Payne Family, thank you for posting this information.

    Denny Moses (Son)
    Parker, Co

  3. Scott Raebel says:

    The year of his marriage, Allensworth invited his mother to live with him and Josephine. They had several months together before she died in 1878 at the age of 96.

  4. Hedaayah says:

    I wish I could have met her 🙁 William and Zenobia were my great grandparents. (My grandparents were Ophilea and John Payne) I just moved to California and I can’t wait to visit the museum. I researched a lot about my mothers side of the family and I was so shocked and happy to learn the amazing things my great grandfather accomplished. I wish I had known about my family history sooner in life but I’m glad I know now and I can’t wait to visit!