Rose Ridenhour, 85 of Burgaw, departed this life on October 31, 2018. She was beloved and cherished by all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. She is preceded in death by husbands Jay D. Bretz Sr., Luther H. Ridenhour, and son, Michael W. Bretz. Rose leaves her most cherished memories to her son, Jay Bretz Jr. of Burgaw NC and granddaughters, Amber Bretz of Burgaw NC, Gabriel Bretz Osborne & husband David Osborne of Hinesville GA, and Jennifer Bretz of Mooresville, NC. Her stepchildren include daughter, Kyle and husband Bruce Robertson of Kernersville NC, son, Larry and wife Ellen Ridenhour of Boise, ID, son Bill Ridenhour of MD and son, Luke Ridenhour of FL. She was a dear friend to the men and women at the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. She had many beloved nieces and nephews as well as many other grandchildren who loved her with all their hearts. She will be dearly missed but as we should know she is in a better place and she would not want us to be saddened by her death. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 am on Friday November 9th at Brook Hill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell NC 28138.