Bliss Beverly Bailer Bliss was born in Minneapolis, MN, November 24, 1933, the daughter of the late Charles Kenneth Bailer and Juanita Thorson Bailer of Edina, MN. After graduating from Minnehaha Academy, she attended MacMurray College for two years, then graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, with majors in music and education. Independent and adventurous, she took her first job teaching kindergarten in Great Falls, MT. She later relocated to the northeast where she became the beloved teacher of hundreds of five-year-olds and their parents. She married William S. Bliss, Jr., a Lt. in the US Navy, in New York City on June 27, 1959. They were happily married for 44 years. They raised their family in Maple Glen, PA, where they lived for over twenty years. In 1980, the family relocated to Hollywood, FL, where her love of travel led to a profession as a travel consultant. She was a lover of music and an accomplished pianist, as well as a world traveler. Her most recent passion has been enjoying her three grandsons. Beverly was a devoted wife, mother, "Grammy," and gourmet cook. She will be remembered always for her caring ways, her optimistic attitude, and her infectious smile. She is survived by her husband, William; her children, William Bailer Bliss and Susan Blair Bliss, their spouses, Ellen B. Bliss and Paul Halsey; her grandsons, Max Bliss, age 5; Jack Halsey, age 3; and Johnny Bliss, age 1; and her dear cousins, Elizabeth Elrod, Thor Thorson and Juanita Vaaler. May she rest in peace, knowing the love she gave to her family and dear friends will last in their hearts forever. Friends may call 6-8 PM Friday (TONIGHT) at Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens Home, 6301 Taft St., Hollywood, FL. Funeral service 2 PM Saturday at St. James in the Hills Episcopal Church, Hollywood, FL. Cremation by Fred Hutner Crematory. Memorial gifts may be made to the Jubilee Center of South Florida, 1704 Buchanan St., Hollywood, FL 33020, or the National Foundation for Cancer Research, 4600 East West Hwy, Suite 525, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Published on May 2, 2003

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