Rose Kerr Bordeaux, 90, quiet woman of determined character

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Rose Kerr Bordeaux
Rose Kerr Bordeaux

Rose Kerr Bordeaux, a lifelong resident of Castle Hayne, died Monday, April 13, 2015, after a long illness. She was 90.

She was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Castle Hayne, one of nine children and the oldest daughter of Clarence and Blanche Kerr, prominent farmers in a time before electricity and indoor plumbing. Rose remembered her time growing up on the farm with fondness and continued a love of working in her yard as long as she was able. She was a quiet woman of determined character.

Rose was married to the love of her life for 69 years and will be interred next to her husband, Ralph Bordeaux, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Bordeaux Family Cemetery on Oakley Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the interment at the home, 1521 Oakley Road, Castle Hayne.

She is survived by three sons, Ralph R. Bordeaux, Jim Bordeaux and wife, Caroline and Dennis K. Bordeaux and wife, Kim; four grandchildren, John, Melissa, Jennifer and Ralph; and three great-grandsons, Brandon, Michael and Wyatt.

The family extends special thanks to Margaret Mercer for the loving care and dedication she provided our mother during the past two years.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home.

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