Obituary for Fain

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Monday January 04, 1999

Edith Alma Rockwell-Sloan-Fain, 94, passed away December 21, 1998 in San Antonio, TX. She was born November 20, 1904 to Clayton Sanford and Dora Ellen Rockwell in Cisco, TX. She married Alfred Sloan on December 28, 1932, in Mountainair, NM. They had one adopted child, Alfred Sloan II, who has preceded them in death. Edith was a very active and feisty individual with a love for life. She loved family, church, music, and teaching. She received her teaching degree in Las Vegas. She taught school from 1922 through 1970 in New Mexico town of: Carson, Carrizozo, Lincoln, Las Vegas, Hondo, Anthony and Mountainair. A couple of generations of students learned Spanish in the Mountainair High School under Edith's guidance. Her husband, Alfred Sloan also taught shop in the Mountainair High School. They resided here in Mountainair, NM for 44 years. Edith will always be remember for her quick wit, jolly disposition and fast steps. She ran rather than walked. Edith is lovingly remember as a faithful member and pianist of the First United Methodist Church of Mountainair. She was a devoted member of the Mountainair Chapter #59 Order of Eastern Star where she served in several offices. In 1953 she served as Worthy Matron and Alfred Sloan served as Worthy Patron. Years after Alfred's passing she married Max Fain and they moved to San Antonio,TX. We pay tribute to Edith who devoted her life to teaching young people with vigor and enthusiasm. Survivors includes two nephews: William Warren and Judy Rockwell of Townsend, MT, and Robert L. and Judy Rockwell, of Riverside,CA; one stepson, Max P. and Bea Fain of San Antonio, TX; great niece, Esther R. England of North Fork, ID; great nephews, Clayton L. Rockwell of Toston, MT, Robert L. Rockwell, JR., of Riverside, CA, Daniel W. Rockwell of Riverside, CA; and seven great-great nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 4, 1999 at the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary Chapel in Mountainair, NM at 2:00 p.m. with Don Hayhurst, officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Shaw, Pete Grisak, Sam Blackshear, Glen Goar, Daniel Rockwell and Robert Rockwell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sam Shaw, Roy E. Ladd and William Rockwell. Burial will follow in the Mountainair Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, NM.