In Memory of




Obituary for Dr. Althea Allain (Saizan)

Dr. Althea Saizan Allain was born on October 28, 1934 to Charles Darrel Saizan and Felicia Beatrice Ladmirault. She was the sister of Mary(d), Darrel(d), Paul(d), Charles(d), Florine(d), Jeanette, Nellie(d), Anthony(d), Louis(d), and Martha Saizan. She was married to the late Dr. Joseph Allain in August 23, 1958. She was the mother of Nena Terese, Anthony Joseph and Mark David Allain. She was the grandmother of Marko, Aram, Kayla and Lauren. She was the mother-in-law of the late Lloyd G. Barré, Philomene "Missy" Allain, and Nicole LaBostrie Allain. Dr. Allain graduated from Xavier Prep and received her B.S. degree from Xavier University in Elementary Education in 1956. She earned her M.A. degree in Elementary School Counseling in 1972, and her Ph.D. from Walden University of Florida in 1977. Her career spanned from Elementary School Teacher, Educational Administrator, Reading Consultant at New Century Reading Corporation of New York, Team Leader for the Sentence Manipulation System English Department of New Orleans Public Schools, to Staff Development Educator, Title I. Althea retired from New Orleans Public School System in October of 2000 and was the author of the Allain Reading System. Lastly, she was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church and The Retired Teacher Association of Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Children's Hospital New Orleans. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at St. Maria Goretti Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70127, at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M.