Claire Bliss, 89, passed away on June 14, 2019.
She was born in the Midwest and came to California as a young adult.
Claire met Gerald Bliss, Jr. at the Aragon Ballroom in Santa Monica in June of 1949 and married him a year later on June 9, 1950. They set up housekeeping in Whittier where they raised two children, Gerald III and Lynell, then added a teenage daughter, Shirley Vreeken, as an extra gift from God.
Claire and Gerald moved to Yucaipa in 1971, where they enjoyed a home on acreage in a rural setting with a beautiful view and wonderful neighbors.
Claire had been hired by IBM in 1964 and had a satisfying career until she retired in 1985. Claire pursued creative hobbies, watercolor painting in particular and enjoyed activities at her church.
Claire saw her last days in the home she loved under the care of family and passed peacefully. She has been interred at the Riverside National Cemetery. No services are planned at this time.