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2000 47th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-353-1212
Fax: 970-353-4881
Robert Bliss

Robert Duane "Bud" Bliss

Saturday, March 11th, 1922 - Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
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Robert D. “Bud” Bliss, 97, of Greeley returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He was born on March 11, 1922 in Eaton, CO, to Ira Claire and Thystle Lodena (Deal) Bliss. Bud attended schools in Lingle, WY, graduated high school in Hawk Springs, WY and attended Colorado Teachers College in Greeley CO.

During World War II, Bud was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942 at the age of 20. He served in the Europen Theatre with the 103rd Infantry (Cactus Division) as a Staff Sargent, earning many medals including, Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a rare combat Infantry Badge. In 1945, he was discharged with full honors.

Bud married his love, Elnora Kaiser in 1949 in Idaho Springs, Idaho and they celebrated 67 years together. In 1955, Bud co-founded Bliss Produce with his wife Elnora. After his son, Michael Bliss, joined the business in 1984 all three co-founded Bliss Investments LLC/Bliss Business In-dustrial Park, where Bud continued to work until retiring in 2011.

Bud exemplified public service. He was one of the initiating charter members of the of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), serving as Post #6624 Commander, Chairman of the House Committee, and held additional offices throughout his life. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks and the American Legion.

Bud thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing or taking walks. He spent a lot of his time in Red Feathers, CO and traveling the world with his wife. Above all he loved spending time with his family and friends sharing his many stories. He will be remembered for his keen sense of humor, his generosity to his community, and his perseverance in the face of obstacles.

He is survived by his sister, LaVon Barrett of Longmont; son, Michael (Martha) Bliss; grandchildren, Jennifer and Tyler Bliss; Martha’s father and close friend, Ed Roebuck as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in passing are his wife, Elnora Bliss; daughter, Patricia Bliss; sisters, Edrie Rickard and Eltelka Bliss; Brother, Stacye Bliss, and a brother who died in infancy.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at Adamson. Life Celebration Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3 at Adamson. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at the Evans VFW.

Memorial gifts may be made to “VFW Post #6624” or the “Alzheimer's Association” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Service

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 10:00am
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Interment

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 |
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019
    Sunset Memorial Gardens
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Posted at 05:13pm
To the Bliss Family - Our prayers & thoughts are with you today & the days ahead. With heartfelt condolences - Harry & Katie Strohauer
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David Meek

Posted at 10:54am
Pentecostal Greetings, SO SORRY For Your & Greeley's loss of an American "Military HERO" Serving Our Country for FREEDOM! Serving His Family with Love & Compassion. Serving His Community & Churches with Great Generousity & Laughter! He will be Greatly Missed! What a great honor to have met him & his lovely wife & awesome son, Mike. May Jesus be near to you to give you Comfort, Strength, & Healing. May The Power Holy Spirit guide you every day & all the way HOME to Heaven! We Love you, USAF, Life Member VFW 6624, & Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Greeley, CO Pastor David & Beverly Meek

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Posted at 09:58am
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John & Ellen Moser

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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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