I am very saddened to learn of the death of Valerie Hedgecock née Cruse. Valerie is descended from the Ogbourne St George Cruse tree. An obituary has been published in The Argus, her local newspaper in Brighton, Sussex:
Valerie had been researching her family tree for many years, and I'd corresponded with her on many occasions. She very kindly made a generous contribution towards the Cruwys/Cruse/Cruise DNA Project, and the last time I heard from her she was still maintaining an active interest in the Cruse research.
I would like to pass on my condolences to Valerie's family and friends.
With thanks to Geoffrey Lloyd