Jane Rosin

Jane Elizabeth Rosin
July 12, 1926 – December 6, 2016

Jane Elizabeth (nee Milnes) Rosin passed December 6, 2016 in College Station, Texas. Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Monday, December 12, 2016, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 220 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, TX. A memorial service will be conducted in Portales, NM at a later date. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.

She was born in Grayling, Michigan, on July 12, 1926, to Roy O. and Myrle “Peg” Milnes. She graduated from Grayling High School before enrolling in the Cadet Nursing Corps program at Grace Hospital and Wayne State University in Detroit, where she graduated as registered nurse in 1947.

She married William J. “Bill” Rosin on October 22, 1949 in Grayling. Jane went west with Bill to Clovis, New Mexico, where he played professional baseball, later settling in Portales, and becoming affiliated with Eastern New Mexico University. “Nurse” Jane was the Director of University Health Services for 29 years before retiring in 1986. They have two daughters, Susan, and Shelly.

Jane was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Portales and the Covenant Presbyterian Church in College Station. She was a 60-year member of Beta Sigma Phi Professional Sorority, a member of the Portales Rock Club, the Retired Teachers Association, and the E.N.M.U. Council of Professors Emeriti (C.O.P.E.). Jane and Bill travelled extensively all over the United States and internationally.

Mrs. Rosin was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill, of 57 years; parents Roy and Peg Milnes; and, grandson, Tyler Benjamin Clark. She is survived by daughters Susan Clark and husband, Tom (Lubbock, TX), and Shelly Wilson and husband Michael (College Station, TX); two grandsons, Sam Clark and his wife Lindsey and their daughter, Katelyn (Odessa, TX), and William Alexander Wilson (College Station, TX); and, her brother Roy O. Milnes, Jr. (Roscommon, MI), and numerous nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Portales at 108 S. Avenue F, Portales, NM 88130 or Covenant Presbyterian Church in College Station.


  1. I was so blessed and honored to have met Mrs. Jane. She was such a beautiful lady with a gentle spirit and will be greatly missed! Praying the Lord will Encourage you with His Presence and Comfort you with His Peace! Susan, Shelly and family, you are in our prayers.

  2. We were so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. She carried herself with such dignity and grace, and we always enjoyed seeing her at church the short time we knew her.

    Our prayers are with you as you grieve her loss.

  3. It was an honor to have known Jane. While her profession was nursing, she had such talent in arts and crafts, creating original fashion designs, and floral arrangement. My sons adored her. I will always remember all the talks we had in her “nest” as she called her study room. She will always be in our hearts and prayers. Our thoughts are with you Shelly, Mike and Will. She always told me how blessed she was to spend the last years of her life with you. Please take comfort in knowing that.

  4. I remember Jane. I was at ENMU from 1954-1958..I saw her a few times when I had the sniffles..such a nice woman, nurturing and pretty too..I also remember her husband as a baseball player..I think he played for the Clovis Pioneers.

    Jim Slone

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