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Merry Elizabeth (McBain) Kruse

Posted 2019-06-11 by Judy Wight Branson
Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Prescott, Arizona
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Merry MacBain Kruse, 94, passed away June 8, 2019 in Prescott Valley,
AZ. Merry was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ferdinand
"Hobie" Kruse in 2009.

She is survived by her children, Kent Kruse, Kristina Kruse, and
Kelsey Kruse; son-in-law Robert Cummins and daughter-in-law Kim
Kruse; five grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.

Merry was born to Urban Douglas MacBain and Edith Frazier MacBain on
January 15,1925 in Corning, Iowa. She attended Iowa State University
where she received a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and the
University of Toledo where she received a Masters of Taxation. Merry
enjoyed teaching math and accounting, but her passion was taxes and
she was a practicing CPA from 1978 until 2008.

Merry and Hobie enjoyed travel and visited all seven continents.
Their final wish was to go to the moon.

A memorial celebration of life will be held at the lunar launch of
their ashes, the date and location to be determined.

The family wishes to thank Compassus Hospice and Angels on Duty for
compassionate care of their mother.

The family has suggested donations to your local hospice society or
to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (
for those wishing to honor Merry.

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