Shirley L.'s Story
Shirley L. Cruse, 77, of Derry, N.H., died Wednesday December 14, 2016 in her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Haverhill, on July 11, 1939, a daughter of the late James and Alice (Fisher) McIntosh. Shirley was raised in West Newbury, and lived there until she married her husband who was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They travelled extensively, moving to Alaska in 1975. She had been a resident of Derry for the past 22 years, formerly living in Seabrook, N.H. She loved to paint with oil, but would also paint with acrylic from time to time.
"My highest vision to help my family
My deepest love my whole family
My longest reach To help and support my family"
She is survived by six children, Stillman “Bud” Brown of Tacoma, Wash., Raymond Brown of Pelham, N.H., Pamela Jean Latham of Portland, Ore., Deneane Cruse of Lakewood, Colo., Christine Cruse of Philadelphia, Pa., and William Cruse of Derry, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, her siblings, John H. McIntosh of N.C., James McIntosh of Haverhill, Robert “Bobby” McIntosh of Haverhill, Eva Snow of N.C., Anne Hyde of N.C., Hope Dube of Hampton, N.H., and Barbara Alley of Haverhill, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar H. Cruse, Jr. in 1997.
At Shirley’s request, there are no services scheduled at this time. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  December 22, 2016