Elizabeth L. Bliss G’70 died on March 12, 2021 in North Charleston, South Carolina.
(The following was published by the Charleston Post & Courier on March 16, 2021)
Elizabeth Louise Bliss, 92, of North Charleston, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021, after a brief illness. She was born on May 22, 1928, the youngest of five children and the only girl, in Albion, Maine, to Hugh and Blanche Marden. After graduating from the University of Maine in mathematics, she began her career as a life-long educator. She married Jay Walter Bliss and later went on to complete her education with a master’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Liz and Jay called many places home. They lived in Maine, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Eventually they settled in Charleston, SC, and summered in Sugar Mountain, NC. Liz retired as a professor from Trident Technical College and had several mathematics textbooks published during her career. After retirement she volunteered for VITA, Trident Hospital and Charleston County Library. She was an avid golfer, loved to garden, painted, and was a faithful Episcopalian. The most important part of her life was her family. Liz is survived by three daughters, Catherine Townsend (Danny Burbage) of Summerville, SC, Beverly Cummings (Tim) of Green Pond, SC, and Caroline Koger (William) of Hampton, SC. She had four grandchildren, Lee Burbage and TJ Cummings (Stephanie) of Charleston, SC, and Sarah Padget (Ben) and Rebecca Swofford (Tucker) of Hampton, SC., four great-grandchildren and several Marden nieces and nephews in Maine.