Jan Harber Rose, 72 of Midland, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Friday, January 14, 2022. Jan was born on November 22, 1949 in Graham, Texas to Eleanor Alarie Griffith Harber and Morrison Wesley Harber. As a child growing up in Uvalde, Jan sold dime bags of popcorn to many loyal customers at the family’s Ben Franklin store. She excelled at piano and grew her culinary skills from an early age at her mother’s side.
Jan Harber married Wilford Abb “Bill” Rose, Jr. on May 27, 1967, at the Methodist Church in Uvalde. They went on to have four daughters, Jill, Nan, Amy and Mindy. Married for almost fifteen years before Bill’s untimely passing, the young couple began their life together ranching sheep, goats and cattle in Terrell County. They also built and ran Bill’s Superette grocery store in Sanderson. Later, Jan worked for the local newspaper and then for the high school. Eventually, Jan’s journey brought her to live in Midland, where she continued to share her friendly smile and her delightful spirit with those around her. Jan’s children and grandchildren were forever a great source of pride and joy.
In addition to being a dedicated wife, loving mother and grandmother, Jan was passionate about music. When she wasn’t filling her home with warmth, kindness and home cooking, she could be found in her church practicing playing the organ and singing well-loved gospel hymns. Throughout her life, she drew great strength in an unwavering faith in God and walked with Him daily in prayer.
Jan Harber Rose was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Bill Rose. She is survived by her four daughters and twelve beloved grandchildren: Jill Rose and Bryan Black of New Braunfels, Rayden Richter of College Station, Alarie Richter of Odessa; Nan Rose Chandler and Joe Chandler of Houston, Bill Chandler of Fort Worth, Charlie, Kate and Claire Chandler of Houston; Amy Rose McPartland and Shannon McPartland of Houston, Hayden Millar of Jacksonville, Florida, Rylan Millar, Macy, Madeleine and Ella McPartland of Houston; Mindy Rose and Avery Cox of Midland. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Gary Harber and Sherian Harber of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Sweet Jan will be greatly missed by her family and friends in this world, but we are confident that she is now praising God with the angels in her eternal heavenly home. The family requests that any flowers and notes be sent to 5123 Belaire, Midland, TX 79703. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to a charity of choice. A private memorial and celebration of life will be held in remembrance of Jan.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7
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