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Jessie Mae Bliss

Female 1935 - 2012  (77 years)


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  • Name Jessie Mae Bliss 
    Born 7 May 1935  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 November 2012  Winter Park, Orange County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1940 Federal Census. Wyoming, Kent County, Michigan
      Roll 1776, page 3B
      61 Pennell Road
      Clem M. Bliss, head, 34, 5 years college, b. MI, designer and home [some word], own business
      Joy H. Bliss, wife, 34, 2 years HS, b. IL
      Joanne G. Bliss, daughter, 8, 2nd grade, b. CA
      Jessie M. Bliss, daughter, 4, b. MI
      Orville R. Bliss, daughter, 3, b. MI
      Norma Bieber, maid, 28, 2 years college, b. MI, maid, private home
      The family lived in Grand Rapids in 1935.

      Social Security Death Index
      Jessie M. Potchen, b. 7 May 1935, d. 10 Nov 2012

      Orlando Sentinel, 14 Nov 2012
      http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/orlandosentinel/obituary.aspx?pid=161055821#sthash.MUipVavk.dpuf
      POTCHEN, JESSIE, May 7, 1935 - November 10, 2012. Jessie passed away from a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 10 with her husband of 56 years by her side. She was the daughter of Cleon and Joy Bliss and beloved sister of Orville Bliss and Joanne Horne (all predeceased). Jessie was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. She graduated from East Grand Rapids High School and then Michigan State University. Jessie married Thomas Potchen, her best friend and soul mate, on June 23, 1956 in Grand Rapids, MI. Tom and Jessie moved to Winter Park, FL in 1967 with their three sons, Robert, David and Douglas Potchen. Jessie enjoyed gardening, landscaping, traveling and having great times with her eight grandchildren. Jessie is survived by her adoring husband, Tom; her three sons and their spouses, Bob and Alice Potchen, Dave and Lisa Potchen, Doug and Diane Potchen; and the grandchildren, Justin Potchen, Heather Potchen, Matthew Potchen, Joe Potchen, Leah Potchen, Laura Potchen, Brooke Potchen and Amy Potchen. A memorial service will be held in her honor at Glenn Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park, on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at
      www.alzfdn.org, would be greatly appreciated.
    Person ID I102232  Schirado
    Last Modified 2 May 2015 

    Father Cleon Minor Bliss,   b. 6 May 1905, Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 April 1995, Orlando, Orange County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Joy Henrietta Files,   b. 6 December 1905, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 October 1981, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 2 August 1929  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F99727  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse T. M. (Private) Potchen 
    Children 
     1. R. (Private) Potchen
     2. D. (Private) Potchen
     3. D. (Private) Potchen
    Family ID F24239  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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