Nancy Bliss | Obituaries | Enid News and Eagle

November 28, 1946
July 23, 2022

The family of Nancy Bliss will celebrate her life of 75 beautiful years at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022, at First United Methodist Church in Enid, OK. Pastor Devon Krause will officiate. Cremation and services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Nancy passed away peacefully, surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren, at St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Nancy was born in Cherokee, Oklahoma to Charles and Beulah Brownson on November 28, 1946.
Nancy attended Cherokee Elementary School, where fate came to call her in 2nd grade. Nancy reports that her teacher, Miss Helen, strutted around in her smart clothes and high heels, hoarsely dictating spelling words for the children to write on their Big Chief tablets, inspiring the future “Miss Nancy” to become a lifelong educator.
Nancy was a graduate of Cherokee High School and, soon, a student commuting between Cherokee and Alva to attend classes every day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where she received her Bachelor of Education.
After graduating, Nancy moved to Enid, where she began her teaching career at Pioneer Elementary. Unbeknownst to Nancy, her future husband of the next 48 years was teaching social studies in the nearby high school building.
Nancy married her lifelong love, Ron Bliss, in 1973 at Greenvalley Church in Carmen. After their marriage, the couple moved to Oklahoma City, where Nancy earned her master’s degree in education from Central State University while teaching full-time and gave birth to the couple’s oldest son, Travis Brownson Bliss. Nancy became a natural mother, staying at home with her firstborn before returning to Enid, where she resumed her career teaching remedial reading. Ron and Nancy would later welcome two more children, Theron Joseph Bliss and Natalie Kathryn Bliss.
Nancy expressed her love for her children and her husband in everything she touched, from the perfectly handwritten card, the Hello Dolly bar, the personalized Christmas decoration, the treasure hunt, the no-bake cookies and the dinner made. house with the family every evening at the table. Nancy and Ron have walked thousands of miles each year as their children’s biggest cheerleaders, attending every softball, baseball and basketball game their children have attended.
Nancy then graduated as a counselor and became a longtime member of the EEA, OAS and NEA. Nancy was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Group and a faithful member of Enid First United Methodist Church for over 40 years, attending church every Sunday with her husband and children.
Nancy has been an educator for 36 years of her life, working with children in kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd and 5th grades, middle school, high school and reading titles and math. After retiring in 2011, Nancy pursued her love of teaching by tutoring students part-time. Nancy is quoted as saying, “I have always worked in one way or another with children. Their honesty, their enthusiasm and their stages of development fascinate me.”
After retirement, Nancy spent 11 years cooking, making memories with her children and grandchildren, and traveling to the Grand Canyon, Alaska, Barcelona, ​​and Rome with her husband Ron. Nancy poured her heart and soul into everything she touched, from a handwritten poem helping you find your last Christmas present to personalized cards written in her impeccable handwriting on your birthday. Nancy has always found a way to make each of us feel special. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Beulah Brownson, and her older brother, Frank Brownson.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Ron Bliss; his son, Travis Brownson Bliss and his wife Melissa, with children Chelsea, Kylee and Addison; his son, Theron Joseph Bliss and his wife Olivia, with children Brekyn, Jocelyn and Evelyn Ann; and her daughter, Natalie Bliss Crites and husband Jeff Crites, with son Charley Crites and brother Charles “Chuck” Brownson of Joliet IL.
Nancy’s family has designated the Lewy Body Dementia Association for their memorial contributions to her loving memory through the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
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Published on July 26, 2022

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