Bliss, Edna



Edna M. Wright Bliss, 95, of Seal Beach, Calif., died Nov. 14, 2013.

Edna was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Sebeka, Minn., to Anna E. (Larson) and William “Ed” Edgar West. In 1936, she moved with her family to Long Beach, Calif. After graduating from business college, she became an auditor for Sears & Roebuck until having her children JoAnn Wright Wintenburg and Nancy Wright Wilkinson with her husband of 33 years, Harold W. Wright, a general contractor in Long Beach. Edna then handled Harold’s bookkeeping while raising their children, later returning to work at Sears.

Edna was a devoted member of the Belmont Shore Lion’s Club where she served as president and other positions. After Harold’s passing Edna married Earl Bliss of Long Beach. They were married 17 years until his death.

Edna remained close to Earl’s family, Bob and Sherry Bliss of Cypress, Richard and Janet Bliss of Branson, Mo., and Carolyn Bliss of Sherman Oaks.

She was especially close and blessed to have her loving son-in-law, Kip Wintenburg. Without him, she would not have had such a fun and well organized life.

She will be missed by her grandchildren Ryan and Kelsey Wilkinson along with all of her extended Bliss family.

Edna hated exercise but loved shopping, traveling, restaurant dining and was quick and competitive at her games until the end.

Edna was preceded in death by her brother Donald and two half-brothers, Elston and Verde Peterson, along with a step daughter from Harold, Betty Milurn Copping and step-grandson Tim Milburn.

Edna loved to laugh, had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew her.

A special thank you to her caregivers, Alba Orta and Gloria Gelera for their tender love and care during the last five years.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Warren C. Thompson at Forest Lawn, Long Beach, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23.

You are soaring with the Angels Mom.

—paid obituary



In Memoriam

Eileen Alda Johnson 68

Paul Toomey 91

Betty Gould 89

Carroll Ann Bernardin 76

Okechukwu Oranika 63

Ruby Carroll 87

Carol Drumm 69

Angelo Azzato 47

Anna Baptiste 97

Marjorie Johnson 90

Larry Harper 73

Carroll Bernardin 76

Benjamin Paige 56

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary