Janice E. Laine

February 23, 1936March 7, 2013

Janice E. Laine February 23, 1936 to March 7, 2013 Resident of San Jose, CA

Janice E. Haymes was born in Everett, WA to Lucille Ferguson and later adopted by Wayne Rosekrans.

She received her BA in Speech Pathology, Language Arts, and Early Childhood Education in 1958 from Eastern Washington University and began her teaching career in Hayward, CA. Her proudest moment was receiving “State of California Teacher of the Year” award and becoming Director of Special Education. She continued her education journey and received her MA degrees in Education of Exceptional Children with a focus on Administration of Special Education and Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing including Speech and Audiology along with Counseling, Psychology in Individual and Group Therapy, Personality Theory, Vocational Counseling, and Behavioral Management.Jan went on to get her Ed.D. in Education Psychology and Early Childhood Development at University of California, Berkeley. With her degree in hand, she became Research Project Director and Assistant Professor of Education at UCLA.

To continue her passion of working with children, Jan’s journey took her to Central California State Diagnostic Center for the Neurologically Handicapped Children in Fresno, CA where she was Superintendent/Director and trained at Pacific Coast Church of Monterey, CA and ordained as a Minister.

A cutting edge and innovative thinker, Jan started her own business providing Management Training serving education, health, mental health, business and government which took her all over the world and she became a world traveler.

Recent years would find Jan as an Executive Director for Su Casa in Long Beach, CA, a nonprofit agency working to end domestic violence where she was able to secure a grant to purchase and rehab a new shelter and rehab a second shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Jan was a spiritual woman; she would spend hours reading many different spiritual books. In her spare time, she volunteered at The Tree of Life Ministry and The Crystal Cathedral as an Elder.Jan enjoyed learning, reading, and traveling around the world.

During Jan’s last few months Patty O’Sullivan, of San Jose, was the family’s eyes and ears. She attended doctor appointments and continued regular visits until the last hours. Jan’s sisters, Reita and Sara are eternally grateful to Patty for her love and compassion.

Jan is preceded in death by her parents Lucille and Wayne Rosekrans.

Jan is survived by sisters, Reita Wood (husband Paul), and Sara Christensen (husband Jim), aunt Alma Lee Mitchell, uncle Virgil Ferguson (both on her mother’s side), nephew Michael Wood, niece Amy Wood (finance’ Charise Sargent), niece Cora Mikkelsen (husband Thomas), nephew Asa Christensen (wife Vanessa), great niece Kjerstin, great nephew Kyle, great nephew Magnus, and many cousins.

Services are pending.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to:

Su Casa of Long Beach, 3840 Woodruff Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808;

The Deaf, Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA) Employment Services, 14895 14th St., Ste. 200, San Leandro, CA 94578;

Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc., 201 North Charles Street, Suite 2404, Baltimore, MD 21201;

Valley House, 991 Clyde Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95054;


Or the charity of your choice.


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Judy Artley

October 3, 2013

Sara and Reita, sorry to hear about your loss. Judy

Karen Widerynski

April 17, 2013

What a sad shock to hear of Jan's passing. She was such a joyful woman, and brought comfort to everyone who knew her. Our world is diminished by her loss. God bless her family and those who will miss her daily

Alyson Zahn

April 15, 2013

Although I did not have the opportunity to spend much time with you Jan, I so enjoyed every moment. I was always impressed with all of your education and the variety of degrees you earned. You shared your special talents with all who were lucky enough to know you!

Marcy Novoa

April 13, 2013

I will never forget you Jan, my dear friend,you always greeted me with a big smile and hug, I will miss you greatly, but I'm happy for you since you now live in a beautiful and peaceful place. Have fun with the Angels and in the heavenly gardens.

Amy Bradford

April 11, 2013

Jan was always sweet and kind to me. She will be greatly missed. Prayers to all.

Linda Thunberg

April 8, 2013

To my wonderful teacher and friend I will always be grateful for all you're done for me. I surely will miss you so much. I now know you have enter the gate of heaven to meet with family and friends.

Kay Cofield

March 24, 2013

On behalf of The Tippers Club of Long Beach, many of whose members' lives and family members were blessed and improved by Jan's special gifts, we extend our thanks for the time she was with us.

Joy Janes

March 18, 2013

On behalf of the members of the Soroptimist Club of Lakewood/Long Beach, our sincerest condolences to Jan's family -- which includes a large extended family of people whose lives she has touched. We know she is happy and well in her new life.

Donna Mazon

March 16, 2013

To my beautiful teacher and friend I will always be eternally greatful for all you've done for me.
The little girl that walked thru the door looking up at this young, blonde twinkle eyes taking my hands and from there on we've never parted as friends.
I will miss you so much.
In my heart I know mama is with you along with all your friends and family.
RIP teacher.
Love & blessings

Kjerstin Wood

March 13, 2013

She will be so greatly missed....always giving guidance and just being an caring, loving individual. Her sister Reita (my grandmother) traveled there to be with her quite a bit this last month....I only wish I could have been there to see her before she passed. Her energy and compassion will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life. I love you, Auntie Jan.