Rose Julia Breitenbach, age 93, of 116 South 22nd Street, passed away Monday, November 27, 2006 at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born October 28, 1913 in Utica, Mississippi to Isiah and Alma (Ross) Mobley and graduated from Utica High School. She later received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Alabama and a second Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Rose went on to teach English for eight years in Mississippi Schools and twenty-one years in Michigan schools, with the last eighteen years at the Escanaba Area Public High School. In addition to teaching English, Rose served as an instructor of aircraft mechanics on B-24
I would like to tell the family my memory of Mrs. Bretenbach was a good one. She was a sweet and caring teacher. My God bless the family and much strength in your time of sorrow.
Jeanne Gilbert maiden name Ferguson
I read about Mrs. Breitenbach’s passing and want to let you know that she was one of my very favorite teachers while growing up in Escanaba. I have so many wonderful memories of her class. She really had a love for teaching and was a great influence on many of us. Such a strong woman in a petite package. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Breitenbach and her family.
Jeanne Richmond (White)
Lake Zurich, IL
Connie Erickson - Plainwell, MI
Rose you never met a stranger and you never denied anyone You’re beautiful smile. I love you, And I miss you.