Rae Ellin Payne, 72, Brookings, died Sept. 7, 2001, in Crescent City.

She was born Oct. 19, 1928 in Oxnard, Calif.

She was employed as a school teacher for 30 years at North Lake Tahoe School District in Kings Beach, Calif., before moving to Brookings.

Ms. Payne is survived by son, Christopher R. Payne, Springfield; brother, James, and sister in law, Loretta Tower, both of Crescent City; one nephew, one grand-niece, four grand-nephews and four cousins.